Atlanta, GA (Scicasts) – Cell-based therapies have yet to reach their full potential in repairing damaged tissue because of the hostile environment the cells face once injected into the body.
London, UK (Scicasts) - Sistemic and Roslin Cells have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the development of new technologies for the standardization of the manufacture of stem cells for their use in cell therapy and drug development screening. Both parties believe that only through the development of stem cell standardization can the full potential of this major opportunity be unlocked.
Tokyo, Japan (Scicasts) - World Fusion, the Japanese informatics management firm, today announced the creation of a sequence analysis service center with a bioinformatics infrastructure based on CLC bio's enterprise platform for high-throughtput sequencing data analysis, coupled with World Fusion's own Life Science Knowledge Bank (LSKB) bio knowledge database system.
München, Germany (Scicasts) - Eurofins MWG Operon, a next generation sequencing (NGS) Company and Genomatix Software GmbH, a company involved in complex analysis and interpretation of such NGS data, have announced their decision to combine their expertise and join forces to offer state-of-the art solutions for comprehensive genome analysis and re-sequencing project services.
Guildford, UK, and Burlington, MA (Scicasts) - IDBS, a worldwide provider of research data management and analytics solutions to R&D organizations, has announced innovative new one-click Microsoft Word publishing functionality in its E-WorkBook Suite. One-click publishing capabilities enable rapid generation of complex reports, particularly those requiring regulatory compliance, including investigational new drug (IND) reports, new drug applications (NDAs), biologics license applications (BLAs), study reports, and validation reports.
Yokohama, Japan and Aarhus, Denmark (Scicasts) - RIKEN and CLC bio Japan have announced an agreement for the purchase of CLC bio’s enterprise platform software by RIKEN Omics Science Center (OSC). According to the announcement, CLC bio’s high-throughput sequence analysis infrastructure will empower both OSC's scientists and OSC’s Genome Network Analysis Service (GeNAS) with a user-friendly and fast workflow to efficiently manage and analyze large quantities of genomics data.
Waltham, MA (Scicasts) - Phase Forward, a provider of data management solutions for clinical trials and drug safety, has announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Oracle for $17.00 per share in cash, representing a valuation of approximately $685 million. The transaction is subject to stockholder and regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close in mid-2010.
Aarhus, Denmark (Scicasts) - CLC bio, a bioinformatics solution provider, has announced a partnership with Isilon Systems, which the company believes will help the life science community eliminate some of the toughest workflow bottlenecks when working with high-throughput sequencing data: Analysis and storage.
Basel, Switzerland (Scicasts) - Genedata, a provider of advanced software solutions for industrial biotechnology R&D, has announced an extended partnership with Evonik, a life science, specialty chemicals and material science company. According to the announcement, Evonik is expanding the application of its central computational infrastructure and has renewed licenses for the Genedata Phylosopher research data management system and the Genedata Expressionist cross-omics and molecular profiling system.
Fremont, CA - Infosys Technologies has announced that it will design and implement the Research Informatics System (RISe) at Elan Pharmaceuticals, to accelerate discovery research using a path-breaking co-creation engagement model that leverages Infosys’ existing intellectual property in this field.
Saffron Walden, UK (Scicasts) - BioFocus has unveiled that it has achieved success in its oncology target discovery collaboration with Ortho Biotech Oncology Research & Development, a division of Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (Janssen). The success of the program has resulted in €1.6 million in target acceptance payments.
Blacksburg, VA (Scicasts) - Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, an affiliated corporation of Virginia Tech, announced at the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing that it has licensed the source code of GenoCAD to the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). According to the announcement, this agreement will facilitate the open source development of GenoCAD by the synthetic biology community.
London, UK (Scicasts) - DNA Electronics, a developer of disposable, real-time gene testing at the point-of-care, has been named as the winner of the prestigious R&D prize at the Elektra09 European Electronics Industry Awards. DNA Electronics, a spin-out of Imperial College London, triumphed from a shortlist of five other finalists to be named winner by an independent panel of judges in recognition of its innovative technology and intellectual property strategy.
Vancouver, BC (Scicasts) - The economically important, environmentally sensitive Atlantic salmon species will have its genome fully sequenced, thanks to an international collaboration involving researchers, funding agencies and industry from Canada, Chile and Norway.
Hannover, Germany (Scicasts) - October 6, 2009 – Earlier this week at the Biotechnica / Bio-IT World Europe conference in Hannover, Germany, BIOBASE and CLC bio announced a partnership to integrate BIOBASE's comprehensive TRANSFAC database with CLC bio's popular workbenches and award-winning server solution.
Philadelphia, PA and London, UK (Scicasts) - Thomson Reuters and GenomeQuest have announced a new partnership to integrate Thomson Reuters patent sequence data in GENESEQ with the GenomeQuest IP discovery tools. The product combination, available in September, provides intellectual property professionals and scientists with online, interactive access to an up-to-date, comprehensive source of biological sequence information.