BD debuts new cell sorter at ISAC
June 6, 2022 -- Becton Dickinson (BD) is unveiling its new cell sorting technology at the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) CYTO 2022 conference taking place June 3-7. Read More
Thermo Fisher and LabShares support biotech startups with equipment
May 20, 2022 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific and LabShares Newton have agreed to collaborate in providing resources to early-stage life science companies seeking to grow. The partners intend to equip biotech startups with the instruments, lab equipment, and inputs and consumables needed to develop novel therapies. Read More
DNA barcoding shows how breast cancer cells evade the immune system
November 8, 2022 -- Using DNA barcodes, scientists at Australia’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research have revealed how cancer cells can evade the immune system and render immunotherapies ineffective. Read More
New insights on how HIV-1 evades the immune system
November 8, 2022 -- Université de Montréal researchers found that the type of virus used as a model significantly impacted the efficacy of non-neutralizing antibodies against the AIDS virus in mice. Read More
CRISPR reveals way to enhance the function, persistence of CAR T-cell therapies
August 25, 2022 -- The use of CRISPR knockout screens have uncovered a new regulator of immunity that could enhance the function and persistence of anticancer T-cell therapies, according to a study published on August 24 in the journal Nature. Read More
Nonviral CRISPR approach simplifies reengineering of large quantities of cells for therapeutics
August 25, 2022 -- Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and the University of California, San Francisco have developed a new approach using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to produce massive quantities of cells for therapeutic applications. Read More
Amygdala neurons responsible for junk food on the brain
October 21, 2022 -- Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researchers have discovered a group of neurons in the brain's amygdala that drive mice to "hedonic eating" for pleasure instead of survival, which could potentially lead to therapeutics targeting these neurons and improved anti-obesity strategies. Read More
Researchers develop way to observe bacteria in 3D environments such as tissues
October 20, 2022 -- Hydrogels have enabled Princeton University researchers to see how bacteria grow in 3D environments, enabling them to make unprecedented observations of bacterial colonies in their natural 3D state. Read More
COVID-19 protects unvaccinated from reinfection
April 26, 2022 -- Unvaccinated people who have a previous COVID-19 infection have a level of protection from future infections that's comparable to protection provided by mRNA vaccines, according to a new study published on April 20 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Moderna Charitable Foundation awards $5M in initial grants
April 6, 2022 -- Biotechnology company Moderna has announced the launch of the Moderna Charitable Foundation. Approximately $5 million in initial grants have been awarded to local and global nonprofits that support groups and causes disproportionately affected by COVD-19. Read More
Synthesis breakthrough opens door to development of natural product as cancer therapy
August 15, 2022 -- Princeton University scientists have halved the number of steps needed to synthesize pleurotin, setting the stage for work to realize the anticancer and antibiotic potential of the molecule. Read More
Repurposed drug shows promise in animal studies as potential therapy for ALS
August 11, 2022 -- A drug used to treat enlarged prostates and high blood pressure could help to slow the progression of motor neuron disease, which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disorder. Read More
Gene mutation protects the heart, study finds
October 20, 2022 -- New research led by scientists from Germany partially explains why patients with hypertension and brachydactyly syndrome don't experience cardiac hypertrophy: a gene mutation. Read More
Cell and gene therapy sector is in midst of an ‘industrial revolution’: Miguel Forte
October 18, 2022 -- Science Advisory Board spoke with Dr. Miguel Forte, CEO of Bone Therapeutics and president-elect of the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy, at last week’s 2022 Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa about the state of the cell and gene therapy sector. Read More
Bio-Rad offers antievolocumab antibodies for preclinical, clinical drug development
August 25, 2022 -- Bio-Rad Laboratories is now offering a range of antievolocumab antibodies approved for in vitro research purposes and for commercial in vitro testing services to support preclinical and clinical drug development. Read More
Localized delivery of IL-2 by drug-producing cells eradicates cancer in mice
August 23, 2022 -- Implanting beads loaded with cytokine-producing cells eradicates advanced-stage mesothelioma tumors in mice, according to a study published on August 22 in Clinical Cancer Research. Read More
Video from AACC: Cytovale immune-response test for sepsis
July 29, 2022 -- Cytovale CEO Ajay Shah discusses unmet needs in the sepsis testing market and the firm’s 10-minute direct-from-blood IntelliSep test. Read More
Seegene outlines expansion strategies at AACC 2022
July 29, 2022 -- Seegene provided a glimpse of its global expansion initiatives at the 2022 American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago, held July 26-28. Read More
Purigen Biosystems announces distribution agreement in EU
January 27, 2022 -- Purigen Biosystems entered a new distribution agreement with the Institute of Applied Biotechnologies (IAB). Under the agreement, IAB has received exclusive rights to distribute, service, and support Purigen's automated ionic purification system and microfluidic kits in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. Read More
BD innovation highlights new flow cytometry tech
January 24, 2022 -- A new study conducted by Becton Dickinson (BD) in collaboration with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, which was published as the cover story of Science on January 20, profiles a BD innovation in flow cytometry that adds fluorescence imaging and image-based decisioning to sort individual cells at an exceptionally high speed. Read More

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