Key CRISPR patent revoked in Europe
An important patent on CRISPR technology held by the Broad Institute has been revoked by the European Patent Office.
LabCorp adopts Thermo Fisher NGS for companion diagnostics
LabCorp announced on January 14 that it will adopt Thermo Fisher Scientific's Ion Torrent Genexus next-generation sequencing (NGS) system and Oncomine precision assay for use in research and development of companion diagnostics and precision medicine applications.
Evotec, Bayer partner for drug discovery in women's health
Evotec and Bayer announced on January 9 the expansion of their partnership in women's health with a new five-year, multitarget collaboration with participation from Celmatix to develop multiple clinical candidates for the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome.
Merck announces new drug development collaboration
Merck announced on January 6 that it has entered into an exclusive worldwide research collaboration and license agreement with Taiho Pharmaceutical and Astex Pharmaceuticals (UK).
Software improves compatibility and efficiency in chromatography
On January 2, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Agilent Technologies announced their continued agreement to the industry-wide Instrument Control Exchange Program (ICEP).
MilliporeSigma licenses CRISPR tech to Promega
MilliporeSigma announced on December 19 that it has signed a license agreement providing Promega Corp., access to MilliporeSigma's foundational CRISPR intellectual property.
GE & Advanced Solutions announce strategic collaboration
On Sunday, December 8, GE Healthcare Life Sciences and Advanced Solutions Life Sciences announced a strategic partnership for their integrated IN Cell Analyzer and BioAssemblyBot systems.
Bruker launches new microscopy technology
On Monday, December 10, at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) meeting, Bruker introduced a brand new product which brings increased options to scientists looking for live-cell 3D imaging.
Sartorius expands small sample filtration to 50mL
The new Sartolab RF 50 vacuum filtration units are available in two versions, one with an asymmetric 0.22 µm PES membrane for sterile filtration and another with a 0.45 µm PES membrane for clarification.
Thermo Fisher Scientific expands in viral vectors
Thermo Fisher Scientific, announced today, a $6 million expansion of its gene therapy and viral vector services site in Alachua, Florida.