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FinnGen Study Uses Thermo Fisher Scientific Custom Microarrays For Biobank Genotyping

Thermo Fisher Scientific Custom Microarrays and the Microarray Research Services program in Santa Clara, California, USA, are being utilized by the FinnGen longitudinal precision medicine study of a Finnish population. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., headquartered in the Greater Boston Area,...

New Research Into Impact Of Lifestyle On Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

New research reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles, USA, suggests healthy lifestyle choices including healthy diet, exercise, and cognitive stimulation, may decrease risk of cognitive decline and dementia. The research suggests that lifestyle modifications may...

Therapeutic Avenue For Acute Coronary Syndrome? – Exploring The Circular RNA Profile

Circular RNAs (circRNA) result from pre-mRNA back-splicing. Next generation sequencing has a blind spot for these circRNAs due to their lack of polyA tails and thus their abundance has only recently been appreciated. Using appropriate primers and/or...
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TreeFrog Therapeutics Raises $7.8M To Develop C-Stem™ 3D Stem Cell Culture In Multiple Indications

TreeFrog Therapeutics, an expert stem cell company, has raised €7.1M (USD $7.8M) in a Series A funding round. The proceeds will be used to transition the company’s C-Stem™ technology to cGMP standards by 2021 and to develop proprietary and collaborative...

RenalytixAI To Validate KidneyIntelX™ In Collaboration With University Medical Center Groningen

Renalytix AI plc, a developer of artificial intelligence-enabled clinical diagnostics for kidney disease, has announced a collaboration with University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Netherlands, to evaluate KidneyIntelX™ across over 3,500 patients with Type II Diabetes. The study will assess how effectively...

GenCure Texas Cord Blood Bank Collects, Tests And Stores Donations

The Texas Cord Blood Bank (TCBB), a program of GenCure, is one of 13 public cord blood banks in the USA and the official cord blood bank of the state of Texas. GenCure, launched in 2010, a subsidiary of BioBridge...

FDA Calls Out Companies Marketing Stem Cell Products Without BLA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned Genetech, Inc. of San Diego, California and its president, Edwin N. Pinos for marketing stem cell products without FDA approval and for significant deviations from current good tissue practice (CGTP) and current...

CRISPR Therapeutics And ViaCyte Collaborate To Create Universal Stem Cell Therapies For Diabetes

CRISPR Therapeutics and ViaCyte, Inc. have announced a collaboration focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of gene-edited allogeneic stem cell therapies for the treatment of diabetes. ViaCyte is a privately-held regenerative medicine company, founded in 1999, headquartered San Diego,...
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NanoString Grants Exclusive Global License To Veracyte For Diagnostic Use Of The nCounter® Platform

Veracyte has executed a definitive agreement with NanoString for the exclusive global license to the nCounter® platform for diagnostic use. The strategic transaction positions Veracyte to expand its genomic diagnostics business globally, with the ability to deliver its advanced genomic...

Bay Area Lyme Foundation And Project Lyme Hosted The 2018 Lyme Gala Fundraiser

Bay Area Lyme Foundation and Project Lyme, two organizations committed to halting the course of Lyme disease, came together to highlight the need for collaboration in the fight against Lyme disease during the inaugural 2018 Lyme Gala. The collaboration aims...

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