MilliporeSigma unveils BrightLab for research scientists
February 11, 2020 -- MilliporeSigma has introduced BrightLab, a cloud-based inventory management and instrument connectivity platform for research scientists.
Thermo Scientific launches reagent dispensers
February 11, 2020 -- 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.
Trump's 2021 budget calls for 8% NIH cut
February 11, 2020 -- 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.
Allen Institute extends cell line contract
February 3, 2020 -- 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.
Agilent to fund biotherapy incubator in India
January 30, 2020 -- Agilent Technologies has announced a partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi to advance biotherapeutic research in the country.
Zuckerberg group gives $1.3M to bioimaging network
January 29, 2020 -- A foundation run by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife has awarded over $1.3 million to support Global BioImaging, an international network of bioimaging research facilities.
HighRes, Novo Nordisk work on robotic drug discovery
January 24, 2020 -- Life science robotics company HighRes Biosolutions and global healthcare company Novo Nordisk plan to design a robotic platform for high-throughput biologics engineering and characterization of potential drug discovery candidates.
Medical Research Council (MRC) helps academic researchers attract more than £1.1 billion in downstream funding for translational research
September 12, 2019 --

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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