FDA restructures to support new drug development
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on September 26, 2019 that the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) reorganization has been approved. The reorganization will take place within certain offices of New Drugs Regulatory Program (NDRP). Read More
GE launches super-resolution microscope
GE Healthcare announced the newest addition to their collection of microscopes, the DeltaVision OMX Flex super-solution microscope, on September 18. EDGE confocal technology will help researchers view cells in extreme detail without compromising speed, depth or clarity. The microscope uses structured illumination microscopy (SIM), a highly stable, multichannel imaging platform integrated with EDGE technology. Read More
NIH funds human genome reference update
The National Institutes of Health announced on September 24 that it will be granting $29.5 million to support researchers to generate and maintain the most comprehensive reference of the human genome. The funds, distributed over the course of five years, will be managed by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Read More
Innoplexus & ChemAxon partner on life science data
Innoplexus announces an official partnership with ChemAxon on September 20, to enable companies to find and connect information in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. This venture will enrich life science research by allowing pharma and biotech companies to be innovative and faster in developing novel therapies. Read More
Bruker & Murdoch University strategic collaboration announced for phenomics
On Friday, September 20, 2019, Murdoch University (Perth, Australia) and Bruker (Billerica, Massachusetts) announced a strategic collaboration to transform the prevention and diagnosis of disease and personalized health. The efforts will be focused within the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC), an international center of expertise for metabolic phenotyping. Read More
Thermo Fisher Scientific launches new desktop SEM for additive manufacturers
Thermo Fisher Scientific today introduced the Phenom ParticleX, scanning electron microscope (SEM). The tool is a versatile and intuitive desktop solution designed to additive manufacturing (3D printing) companies faster quality control analyses of materials used in development and production. The Phenom ParticleX package consists of a high-performance Phenom XL Desktop SEM with automation software packages for additive manufacturing and technical cleanliness. Read More
Medical Research Council (MRC) helps academic researchers attract more than £1.1 billion in downstream funding for translational research

A new report published on September 11 looks at the impacts of the Medical Research Council (MRC) support for translational research over the last decade. The report found that the contributions to translational research has streamlined funding process to benefit academic laboratories and the business community.

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DOE awards Danforth Plant Science Center $2.7 million for sorghum research
The Department of Energy through the Office of Biological and Environmental Research, launched a new initiative to develop bioenergy crops through genomics-based research on September, 9. The research will be conducted at the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The principle investigator will be Andrea Eveland, PhD, an associate member of the Center. Read More
NIH announces inaugural awards to early career researchers focused on genomics
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) announced on August 27th, that it was awarding six early career researchers the Genomic Innovator Awards. The program will award a total of $500,000 over the course of five years. Read More
Science family of journals announces new editor-in-chief
Holden Thorp, a chemist and former provost at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the next editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals by the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Read More
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