Ginkgo Bioworks to go public in SPAC deal worth over $1.6B
September 15, 2021 -- Cell programming company Ginkgo Bioworks will go public after it finalizes a $1.6 billion deal with Soaring Eagle Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). Read More
ThermoGenesis wins NIH grant for cell-processing disposable product
September 14, 2021 -- ThermoGenesis has received a $250,000 Small Business Innovation Research phase I grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop and test the company's single-use sterile cell-processing disposable product. Read More
Bio-Techne launches iPSC expansion medium
September 14, 2021 -- Bio-Techne has unveiled ExCellerate iPSC Expansion Medium, a new medium to support the expansion and maintenance of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) for research and translational applications. Read More
NIH branch institute launches consortium for pancreatic research
September 10, 2021 -- As part of the Impact of Genomic Variation on Function Consortium, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine will receive $6.4 million in grant funding to study how external signals and genetic variations influence the behavior of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Read More
ONK Therapeutics awarded patents for CISH knockout in NK cells
September 9, 2021 -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted ONK Therapeutics patents covering the company's cytokine-inducible SH2-containing (CISH) knockout in NK cells, irrespective of the source of the NK cells. Read More
Mission Bio updates platform to expand heme-onc research
September 8, 2021 -- Mission Bio has improved its Tapestri platform to expand its accessibility and utility in hematologic oncology (heme-onc) research. Read More
Emulate nabs $82M to scale its organ-on-a-chip business
September 7, 2021 -- Emulate has secured $82 million in a series E financing round led by existing investor Northpond Ventures. Read More
Felix Biotech lands grant for machine learning
September 3, 2021 -- Felix Biotechnology was recently awarded a $256,000 Small Business Innovation Research phase I grant by the National Science Foundation to further enhance the company's machine-learning technology. Read More
Flow Robotics establishes North American site
September 3, 2021 -- Flow Robotics has established a North American subsidiary in Princeton, NJ, and will soon showcase its first robot, the company announced. Read More
Thermo Fisher awarded $193M for pipette tip production
September 2, 2021 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific will receive $193 million in a contract award from the U.S. Department of Defense to help establish U.S. production of pipette tips. Read More
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