AI tracks cell movements in stem cell colonies
Scientists are still trying to understand how stem cell clusters assemble to form complex organs. To help demystify this phenomenon, researchers developed an ensemble of cell-tracking algorithms to track the movements in colonies of human induced pluripotent stem cells. The research demonstrates the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in developmental biology. Read More
Interline raises $92M for drug discovery of dysfunctional proteins
Interline Therapeutics has raised $92 million to be used to expand its research platform and advance six preclinical therapeutic programs. Read More
Biogen, Envisagenics collaborate on RNA splicing
Biogen and Envisagenics have announced a new collaboration to advance RNA splicing research within central nervous system diseases. Read More
AGTC expands gene therapy manufacturing capabilities
Applied Genetic Technologies (AGTC) has initiated plans to lease a build-to-suit 21,000-sq-ft current good manufacturing practice manufacturing and quality control facility in Florida. Read More
Flare launches with $82M investment
Biotechnology company Flare Therapeutics announced it has launched with series A financing of $82 million. Read More
PerkinElmer to acquire Nexcelom for $260M
PerkinElmer has entered into an agreement to acquire life sciences instrumentation firm Nexcelom Bioscience for $260 million, a deal that is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021. Read More
Emmes CRO acquires Orphan Reach
Clinical Research Organization (CRO) Emmes, a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, announced it has acquired Orphan Reach, an organization specialized in clinical research related to rare diseases. Read More
Potential of gene editing for clinical use highlighted at ASGCT 2021
From base editing to in vivo CRISPR therapeutics and CRISPR-modified bacteriophages, scientists discussed innovations in preclinical research that have allowed them to advance these unique products to the clinic during a scientific symposium at the 2021 American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) virtual meeting. Read More
Nobel Prize winner Doudna shares perspectives on future of CRISPR gene editing
Small science can translate into big discoveries, according to Nobel Prize laureate Jennifer Doudna, PhD. She discussed how her curiosity in understanding CRISPR led to the gene editing revolution in a talk at the 2021 American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy virtual meeting. Read More
Nuclera acquires E Ink unit, creates bioprinter
Nuclera has acquired E Ink's microfluidics unit, and, together, they have developed a desktop bioprinter that will be commercially available in 2022. Read More
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