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Sanofi May Buy Genzyme

July 26, 2010 6:57 am | News | Comments

Shares of Genzyme Corp. soared after a report was published that French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis is interested in the biotechnology drugmaker.


Web-Based LIMS Viewer

July 23, 2010 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Labtronics Inc., a leader in laboratory automation has released a web based viewer for LimsLink, it's industry leading laboratory integration solution.


Custom Genotyping Array

July 23, 2010 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Affymetrix, Inc. announced that it has launched Axiom Custom Genotyping Arrays, the newest addition to the Axiom Genotyping Solution. Researchers can now leverage Affymetrix’ Axiom Genomic Database to create custom arrays.


ChanTest Hires New Head of GCPR And HTS Services

July 23, 2010 7:36 am | News | Comments

Emir Duzic, PhD has joined ChanTest Corporation as head of GPCR and HTS Assay Services. Dr. Duzic has overall responsibility for developing, optimizing, standardizing and running all GPCR assays for customer compounds and all GPCR research projects.


Baxter Income Slips 9% for Q2

July 23, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

Drug and medical device maker Baxter International Inc. said its net income fell 9 percent in the second quarter because of higher costs and a settlement with the government of Greece.


Researchers Create In Silico Model of IBS

July 23, 2010 7:24 am | News | Comments

Scientists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have constructed a mathematical and computational model of inflammatory bowel disease that allows researchers to simulate the cellular and molecular changes underlying chronic inflammation in humans.


Cannibinoids Ease Pain of Sickle Cell

July 23, 2010 7:21 am | News | Comments

A University of Minnesota Medical School research team has discovered that cannibinoids offer a novel approach to ease the chronic and acute pain caused by sickle cell disease (SCD).


LODOTRA Reduces Morning Stiffness In RA Patients

July 23, 2010 7:14 am | News | Comments

Results from the Phase 3 CAPRA-1 study of LODOTRA, showed sustained improvement in reducing the duration of morning stiffness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.


Genticel Vaccine May Protect Already Infected Women

July 23, 2010 7:05 am | News | Comments

Genticel, a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapeutic vaccines, announces that it has obtained approval to start a Phase 1 clinical trial with its candidate therapeutic HPV vaccine on adult women already infected with human papillomavirus (HPV).


More Money Needed to Meet Global Fund Quotas

July 23, 2010 6:42 am | News | Comments

Rich countries must give more for the fight against AIDS or risk jeopardizing progress in battling the disease, participants at an international conference urged.


Personalized DNA Tests Give Contradictory Results

July 23, 2010 6:39 am | by Matthew Perrone | News | Comments

A government investigator told members of Congress that personalized DNA tests claiming to predict certain inheritable diseases are misleading and offer little or no useful information.


Cell Culture Vessel

July 23, 2010 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Corning Incorporated has introduced the High Yielding Performance Flask Manual (HYPERFlask M) cell culture vessel. The HYPERFlask M vessel is specifically designed for manual use.


CO2 Incubator

July 23, 2010 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Esco announces the launch of its range of CelCulture CO2 Incubators. These incubators feature precise parameter control, robust contamination control with ULPA filtration system, and 90°C moist heat decontamination.


Animal Free Culture Media

July 22, 2010 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

InVitria announced the launch of ITSE Animal-Free, a recombinant and defined cell culture media supplement that provides the ingredients essential for high performance cell culture.


Impedance Testing

July 22, 2010 8:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bionas GmbH announces the launch of its new Bionas adcon reader for impedance-based, cellular analysis. The Bionas adcon reader technology is based on real-time monitoring of cellular impedance, thus giving real-time data.



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