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.
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.
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.
ACS cancels national meeting
March 10, 2020 -- The American Chemical Society (ACS) has decided to cancel its spring 2020 conference scheduled for March 22-26 in Philadelphia.
MilliporeSigma launches Lanexo software at Pittcon 2020
March 4, 2020 -- MilliporeSigma launched its Lanexo software for lab inventory, safety, and compliance management at the Pittcon meeting in Chicago on March 3. The new digital laboratory informatics software is designed to reduce time in labs and improve data quality and traceability.
Report: Coronavirus takes bite out of Pittcon attendance
March 4, 2020 -- Attendance at this week's Pittcon conference for laboratory scientists in Chicago is down sharply over concerns about the novel coronavirus, according to a March 3 news report on WGN-TV.
Waters debuts new products at Pittcon 2020
March 2, 2020 -- Waters has introduced three new analytical products that support the development of next-generation, high-performance materials at Pittcon 2020 in Chicago. They include the Discovery X3 differential scanning calorimeter, Discovery Hybrid rheometers, and the TAM IV Micro XL isothermal microcalorimeter.
Exum launches new spectrometer at Pittcon 2020
March 2, 2020 -- Exum Instruments is showing its first product offering, the Massbox, at Pittcon 2020 in Chicago from March 3-5. The Massbox is a laser ablation laser ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometer.
Pressure BioSciences opens CBD processing demo lab
February 27, 2020 -- Pressure BioSciences announced on February 27 the official opening of a new demonstration lab dedicated to processing CBD at its South Easton, MA, facility.
Thermo Fisher, NanoPin partner on infectious disease tech
February 13, 2020 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific will partner with infectious diseases diagnostic company NanoPin Technologies to develop workflows for liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.
Conferences
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
Lab of the Future USA
May 19-20
Boston, Massachusetts United States
2nd Annual Cell Therapy Bioprocessing Conference
June 25-26
Boston, Massachusetts United States
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