Los Angeles, CA (Scicasts) – Using cutting-edge time-lapse photography, University of Southern California (USC) researchers have discovered clues to the development of the head at the cellular level, which could point scientists to a better understanding of how organs and birth defects form in humans.
Philadelphia, PA (Scicasts) – One of the most insidious ways that parasitic diseases such as malaria and toxoplasmosis wreak their havoc is by hijacking their host's natural cellular processes, turning self against self.
Atlanta, GA (Scicasts) – Modulating immune response to injury could accelerate the regeneration of severed peripheral nerves, a new study in an animal model has found.
Cleveland, OH (Scicasts) – NeoProteomics, a biomarker development and software company, has announced the securing of an exclusive option agreement with Case Western Reserve University. According to the announcement, the deal has potential to enhance various forms of treatment of cancer, diabetes, and inflammatory diseases.
Leiden, Netherlands and Oxford, UK (Scicasts) - ProteoNic BV, a provider of products and services for improving recombinant protein expression in pharmaceutical and industrial enzyme production platforms, and Oxford Expression Technologies Ltd (OET), a provider of baculovirus-based protein expression products and services, have joined forces in the field of recombinant protein production technology with the aim of jointly offering a superior platform and services. Several projects combining ProteoNic’s Unic translation enhancement elements with OET’s flash BAC system have been initiated.
Carlsbad, CA and Heidelberg, Germany (Scicasts) - Life Technologies and the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum or DKFZ) have announced their collaboration to create the National High-Throughput Sequencing Center. According to the announcement, this exclusive partnership will create the largest sequencing facility in Germany and the first national sequencing centre in Europe dedicated to systems biology.
Scottsdale, AZ and Cambridge, UK (Scicasts) - TGen Drug Development (TD2) and Horizon Discovery have announced a strategic alliance that the companies believe will significantly advance personalized medicine. According to the announcement. the partnership will create a beginning-to-end solution for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to more rationally design and tailor their drugs to specific patient populations based on the unique genetic variations that define a given disease.
San Diego, CA (Scicasts) - Ambry Genetics and RainDance Technologies have announced at the Annual CHI Next Generation Sequencing Conference in San Diego, CA their partnership utilizing the RDT 1000 for sequence enrichment and resequencing validation. Ambry Genetics is a CLIA certified and CAP accredited Diagnostic and Genomic Services company providing solutions to both clinical and research clients.
Phoenix, AZ (Scicasts) - The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has announced the completion of a strategic alliance and affiliation agreement with the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) that will maximize the research capabilities of both non-profit institutes.
Phoenix, AZ and Danville, PA (Scicasts) - The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Geisinger Health System have announced the signing of a strategic research agreement that provides for a focused look at the gaps in clinical medicine where biomedical research can make a difference.
Helsinki, Finland (Scicasts) - Finland has made its first specific commitment to the development of European biomedical research infrastructures (BMS ESFRIs) by supporting a joint pilot infrastructure project in bioinformatics (ELIXIR), biobanking (BBMRI) and translational research (EATRIS), according to a report from University of Helsinki. The initial commitment of 1.85 M€ is to support preparation and pilot studies in 2010.
Carlsbad, CA (Scicasts) - Life Technologies, a provider of innovative life science solutions, has unveiled that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AcroMetrix, for an undisclosed amount.
Guildford, UK, and Burlington, MA (Scicasts) - IDBS, a provider of research data management and analytics solutions to R&D organizations, has announced that it has expanded its Asia Pacific presence with new centres in both China and Australia. From these new offices IDBS is now providing customers with direct local support and training, as well as sales and business development across the entire portfolio of IDBS products; ActivityBase, E-WorkBook and InforSense Suites.
Woburn, MA (Scicasts) - BioTrove has announced that it is forming a wholly owned subsidiary named BIOCIUS Life Sciences to hold the assets of the RapidFire Business Unit. Upon completion of Life Technologies proposed acquisition of BioTrove, also announced that, BIOCIUS Life Sciences will be spun-out as an independent operating company.
Philadelphia, PA (Scicasts) - Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced the release of a joint product development effort resulting from its partnership with Symyx Technologies. According to the announcement, the solution will provide scientists in the bioanalytical community with a completely automated laboratory workflow by integrating Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS (laboratory information management system) with Symyx Notebook. The integration of the industry-standard Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS with Symyx’s electronic lab notebook (ELN) will give scientists secure and seamless access to experimental data across the laboratory. The automated transfer of information between Watson LIMS and the Symyx Notebook provides a streamlined, compliant workflow for bioanalytical studies.
Bethesda, MD (Scicasts) - President Barack Obama announced $5 billion in grant awards under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to fund cutting-edge medical research in every state across America.
Santa Clara and Carlsbad, CA (Scicasts) - Agilent Technologies and Applied Biosystems, part of Life Technologies, have introduced the Agilent SureSelect Target Enrichment System, which is optimized for the SOLiD System, a next-generation advanced genomic analysis sequencing platform. As part of the agreement, the companies are co-marketing the SureSelect system, which is a unique research tool for efficiently re-sequencing specific regions of interest in the genome.