DOD grant accelerates SARS-CoV-2 vaccine manufacturing
March 24, 2020 -- The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded Ology Bioservices and Inovio Pharmaceuticals an $11.9 million contract to rapidly manufacture DNA vaccines, the companies announced on March 24. Ology, a biologics contract development and manufacturing organization, will work with Inovio's DNA technology platform. Read More
New site shares real-time data about novel coronavirus genetics
March 20, 2020 -- DNAstack has introduced an online networking platform for sharing information about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the respiratory disease COVID-19. Read More
FTC greenlights $20B GE-Danaher deal
March 20, 2020 -- Following an agreement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), GE Healthcare Life Sciences is moving forward with the sale of its GE Biopharma business to Danaher for $20 billion as planned. Read More
NIH shifts noncritical research to maintenance
March 20, 2020 -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has decided to shift all laboratory operations that are not mission critical to a maintenance phase, according to a statement released on March 20. Read More
Illumina, IDbyDNA partner for COVID-19 surveillance
March 17, 2020 -- IDbyDNA and Illumina have partnered to bring next-generation sequencing (NGS) workflows to the global microbiology market to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The companies will accelerate and improve testing for infectious diseases with NGS surveillance technology. Read More
Sengenics offers COVID-19 antigens for vaccine development
March 13, 2020 -- Sengenics announced that it has COVID-19 antigens available for both research and commercial vaccine development purposes for sale. Read More
AI visualization maps how SARS-CoV-2 spreads
March 12, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) developer Graphen has published a visual analysis that demonstrates the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 across the world during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read More
Dante Labs offers free whole-genome sequencing services to scientists
March 11, 2020 -- Dante Labs, an Italy-based commercial genomics laboratory, announced it has started a program to support global scientific research on the novel coronavirus. As part of this program, the company will be offering 200 free human whole-genome sequencing tests to scientists working on coronavirus-related research. Read More
National Postdoctoral Association cancels meeting due to COVID-19
March 11, 2020 -- Yet another scientific meeting has been canceled as a result of the rapidly spreading coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. On March 10, the National Postdoctoral Association made the decision to cancel its annual conference scheduled to take place in San Diego on March 27-29. Read More
AACR 2020 annual meeting postponed
March 11, 2020 -- Due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, on March 10 the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) decided to reschedule its 2020 annual meeting, planned for April 24-29 in San Diego. Read More
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