WHO officially names coronavirus disease COVID-19
February 12, 2020 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on February 11 announced an official designation for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), naming the condition COVID-19.
Bosc named president of Women in Bio
February 11, 2020 -- Jessica Bosc, director of business development and licensing at Selexis, has been named president of Women in Bio, following a one-year term as president-elect.
ERS Genomics licenses CRISPR tech to Aelian
February 11, 2020 -- ERS Genomics announced on February 11 that it has entered an agreement to license its portfolio of CRISPR technology to Aelian Biotechnology.
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.
Pseudorandom speckle patterns allow for high-res imaging
February 6, 2020 -- 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.
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.
Berkeley Lights launches Culture Station for faster cell processing
January 29, 2020 -- Berkeley Lights has announced the launch of Culture Station, a modular cell culture instrument that increases workflow capacity of optofluidic platforms, specifically the company's Beacon and Lightning systems.
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.
Conferences
2nd Annual BioIT World Conference & Expo West
March 1-4
San Francisco, California United States
BioProcess International US West
March 9-12
Santa Clara United States
Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2020
March 30 - April 3
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of United Kingdom
Experimental Biology 2020
April 4
San Diego, California United States
BioProcess International Europe
April 28 - May 1
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands
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