Thermo Scientific launches reagent dispensers
Thermo Scientific has launched a new family of high-precision digital reagent dispensers that are designed to facilitate the miniaturization of assays and improve throughput for scientists across multiple applications. Read More
Trump's 2021 budget calls for 8% NIH cut
U.S. President Donald Trump on February 10 released a proposed budget for 2021 that includes an 8% cut in funding to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), proposing a 2021 budget of $38 billion, compared with the $41.4 billion for 2020. Read More
ReForm Biologics, MilliporeSigma ink license agreement
ReForm Biologics and MilliporeSigma have signed a licensing agreement to develop and market excipients used for biotherapeutic applications. The agreement dictates that the two firms will research and develop ReForm Biologics' excipients for pharmaceutical use. Read More
Two Labs acquires CEEK Enterprises
Pharma services firm Two Labs of Powell, OH, has acquired management consultancy company CEEK Enterprises. Read More
Pseudorandom speckle patterns allow for high-res imaging
A team of researchers in Japan has developed a technique using multimode fiber in combination with an optical phased-array chip for single-pixel imaging in biomedical applications. The work will be presented at the 2020 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition, held March 8 to 12 in San Diego. Read More
X-Chem, ALK partner on allergy drug discovery
X-Chem announced on February 5 a new drug discovery partnership with ALK-Abelló A/S. The collaboration will focus on the discovery of small-molecule drug products to treat a broad range of allergies. Read More
Allen Institute extends cell line contract
The Allen Institute for Cell Science announced on February 3 that it has extended its contract with the Coriell Institute for Medical Research for the storage and distribution of its Allen Cell Collection. Since its launch in 2016, the collection has grown from five cell lines to more than 40 lines today. The new agreement between the institutes will extend for an additional three years. Read More
Merck to build new biotech R&D center in Switzerland
Merck announced on January 27 an investment of 250 million euros ($275 million) to build a new biotech R&D center in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland. Read More
Agilent to fund biotherapy incubator in India
Agilent Technologies has announced a partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi to advance biotherapeutic research in the country. Read More
Thermo Fisher posts 5% higher sales in Q4
Lab and scientific instruments manufacturer Thermo Fisher Scientific posted revenues for the fourth quarter of 2019 that were up 4.9%, while net income also grew. Read More
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