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FTC greenlights $20B GE-Danaher deal
Following an agreement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), GE Healthcare Life Sciences is moving forward with the sale of its GE Biopharma business to Danaher for $20 billion as planned.
NIH shifts noncritical research to maintenance
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has decided to shift all laboratory operations that are not mission critical to a maintenance phase, according to a statement released on March 20.
Exothera offers process development, viral vector support to biomanufacturers
Biomanufacturing company Univercells announced on March 19 that it has established a contract development and manufacturing organization named Exothera to support cell and gene therapy developers with process development and production of viral vectors.
Gyros immunoassay integrated into TJU training programs
Immunoassay developer Gyros Protein Technologies announced on March 17 that it will integrate its technology into advanced training programs at the Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU).
New biocompatible microparticles created with heat, light
A new simple and scalable protein-processing technique based on temperature-sensitive phase changes creates unique microarchitectures within microparticles for use in drug delivery and other bioengineering applications, according to a study published in Nature Communications on March 12.  Discuss
National Postdoctoral Association cancels meeting due to COVID-19
Yet another scientific meeting has been canceled as a result of the rapidly spreading coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. On March 10, the National Postdoctoral Association made the decision to cancel its annual conference scheduled to take place in San Diego on March 27-29.
Berkeley Lights debuts new workflow for Opto CLD
Berkeley Lights has introduced Opto Cell Line Development (CLD) 2.0, a new workflow designed for the Beacon optofluidic instrument.
Major bioprocessing conference in Calif. postponed
The Bioprocess International West 2020 Conference has been postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, which has resulted in the cancellation or postponement of medical and scientific meetings around the world.
Novasep creates new business unit
French life sciences service and technology provider Novasep has created a new Biopharma Solutions business unit to direct its activities in Belgium.
MilliporeSigma launches Lanexo software at Pittcon 2020
MilliporeSigma launched its Lanexo software for lab inventory, safety, and compliance management at the Pittcon meeting in Chicago on March 3. The new digital laboratory informatics software is designed to reduce time in labs and improve data quality and traceability.
Conferences
2nd Annual Cell Therapy Bioprocessing Conference
June 25-26
Boston, Massachusetts United States
BioProcess International Europe
July 13-16
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands
Bioprocess International West
August 10-13
Santa Clara, California United States
BioProcess International
September 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States
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