Vizgen begins shipping Merscope instruments for single-cell genomics
Vizgen has shipped its first commercial Merscope instruments to research institutions as part of a limited summer release program. Merscope enables high-plex, single-cell spatial genomics and large-scale spatial profiling of individual transcripts within cells. Read More
Deepcell hits 1 billion images in cell morphology atlas
Deepcell, a life science company developing artificial intelligence-powered cell classification, announced that its cell morphology atlas now includes over 1 billion cell images. Read More
'Minibrains' grown from stem cells replicate brain's electrical activity
Researchers have grown 3D human brain tissue from stem cells that replicates the patterns of electrical activity found in the brains of patients with Rett syndrome. These "minibrain organoids" can be used to investigate the underlying causes of neurological disease and screen and test potential drug candidates, according to research published on August 23 in Nature Neuroscience. Read More
Athos, Cleveland Clinic to partner on IBD research
Athos Therapeutics and the Cleveland Clinic have agreed to collaborate on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research. The agreement will advance the use of systems biology and computational science for precision medicine in inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Read More
UPMC launches immunotherapy company, Novasenta
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has launched Novasenta, a new company that will focus on the use of machine learning to develop novel and effective cancer treatments. Read More
COVID multiomics dataset, portal go online for public use
A new multidimensional dataset for COVID-19 multiomics research has been released to the public, along with a free online research portal for analyzing the data. The COVIDome Explorer and dataset, described recently in Cell Reports, give researchers a way to share data and collaborate in real-time for the clinical management of COVID-19. Read More
Rice University bioengineer nabs grant to develop 'smart' cells
Rice University bioengineer Laura Segatori, PhD, has been awarded a grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to develop gene activity sensors and activators that can be applied to nearly any cellular process associated with a transcriptional response. Read More
Immunitas nabs $58M for cancer therapy based on single-cell platform
Immunitas Therapeutics has completed a $58 million financing round that the company will use to advance its lead program, a natural killer and T-cell modulator for the treatment of solid tumors and hematological cancers. Read More
Researchers call for improved reporting of environmental conditions in cell culture
There is an urgent need to improve the reporting of environmental conditions for mammalian cell culture experiments for biomedical research, according to a comment published in Nature Biomedical Engineering on August 13. Read More
BioAffinity highlights paper on new flow cytometry method
BioAffinity Technologies is highlighting results from a research study using a flow cytometry method it has developed. Read More
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