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Molecule flash mob

Neurotransmitter transporters are some of the most popular transport proteins in research as they play a major role in the processing of signals in the brain. A joint study by TU Wien and the Medical University of Vienna has now successfully demonstrated for the first time the structural im ... more

Sosei appoints Andrew Oakley as CFO

Sosei Group Corporation announces the appointment of Andrew Oakley as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective from February 1 2017. Mr Oakley will be based in Sosei’s Tokyo offices. Mr Oakley will succeed Mr Hidetoshi Torami who has resigned from Sosei for personal reasons. Mr Oakley, a Cha ... more

WALDNER Laboreinrichtungen extends Management Board

Joerg Hoffmann has been appointed to the management board of WALDNER Laboreinrichtungen GmbH & Co. KG just over 100 days ago. Together with Horst Schierholz he is responsible for the corporation and will provide new impetus regarding international sales. “We have to position ourselves in a ... more

Agilent Technologies extends collaboration on reproductive genetics

Agilent Technologies announced that it is extending its collaboration with the Centre for Human Genetics of the University of Leuven and the University Hospital of Leuven in Belgium. Joris Vermeesch, chair of the Centre for Human Genetics and a leading expert in human genetics, will coordin ... more

Blood-repellent materials: A new approach to medical implants

Medical implants like stents, catheters and tubing introduce risk for blood clotting and infection - a perpetual problem for many patients. Colorado State University engineers offer a potential solution: A specially grown, "superhemophobic" titanium surface that's extremely repellent to blo ... more

Toward a 'smart' patch that automatically delivers insulin when needed

Treatment for certain diabetes cases involves constant monitoring of blood-glucose levels and daily insulin shots. But scientists are now developing a painless "smart" patch that monitors blood glucose and releases insulin when levels climb too high. The device has been tested on mice. Peop ... more

Siemens and Biogen cooperate

Siemens Healthineers and Biogen announce agreement to jointly develop new MRI tools for multiple sclerosis

Siemens Healthineers and Biogen announced that the companies plan to jointly develop magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications with the intent of quantifying key markers of multiple sclerosis (MS) disease activity and progression. Siemens Healthineers aims to enable healthcare providers ... more

Evotec enters into an integrated drug discovery collaboration with Asahi Kasei Pharma

Evotec AG announced it has entered into an integrated drug discovery collaboration on an ion channel target with Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, Evotec will apply its integrated drug discov ... more

Merck opens production facility exclusively for meglumine in Spain

The only facility in Europe solely dedicated to meglumine production

Merck announced the opening of a facility in Mollet des Vallès, Spain dedicated to the manufacture of meglumine, an FDA-approved excipient for pharmaceuticals and a component of medical imaging contrast media.The facility, validated by the FDA, is the only location in Europe that manufactur ... more

Researchers zero-in on cholesterol's role in cells

Scientists have long puzzled over cholesterol. It's biologically necessary; it's observably harmful - and nobody knows what it's doing where it's most abundant in cells: in the cell membrane. Now, for the first time, chemists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have used a path-breakin ... more

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Researchers zero-in on cholesterol's role in cells

Scientists have long puzzled over cholesterol. It's biologically necessary; it's observably harmful - and nobody knows what it's doing where it's most abundant in cells: in the cell membrane. Now, for the first time, chemists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have used a path-breakin ... more

'5-D protein fingerprinting' could give insights into Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid. Prot ... more

The computer as microscope

Protein switches are active everywhere in the body and often affect the generation of diseases. Thanks to a special method, researchers from Bochum have gained new insights into their workings. Using a combination of infrared spectroscopy and computer simulation, researchers at Ruhr-Univers ... more

'Mysterious' non-protein-coding RNAs play important roles in gene expression

In cells, DNA is transcribed into RNAs that provide the molecular recipe for cells to make proteins. Most of the genome is transcribed into RNA, but only a small proportion of RNAs are actually from the protein-coding regions of the genome. "Why are the non-coding regions transcribed at all ... more

How well do we understand the relation between incorrect chromosome number & cancer?

Over a century ago, a German-born scientist experimenting with impregnated sea urchin eggs had an insight that led to one of the first modern theories of cancer. Theodor Boveri linked incorrect chromosome number in urchin embryos with abnormal development. In 1902 he reasoned that having th ... more

Crybaby: The vitamins in your tears

Babies cry easily, but those tears may help shed light on the role and potential uses of vitamins in tears. Maryam Khaksari, a research specialist at the Chemical Advanced Resolution Methods (ChARM) Laboratory at Michigan Tech, is the lead author of a paper on the subject. "Our goal was to ... more

Study outlines framework for identifying disease risk in genome sequence

Imagine a day when you visit the doctor's office for your annual physical. Your physician orders routine tests - cholesterol, glucose and blood count - but they also order a sequence of your genome, all 3 billion letters of it. Routine genomic testing is not far away, according to researche ... more

Bacterial protein structure could aid development of new antibiotics

Bacterial cells have an added layer of protection, called the cell wall, that animal cells don't. Assembling this tough armor entails multiple steps, some of which are targeted by antibiotics like penicillin and vancomycin. Yet one step in the process has remained a mystery because the mole ... more

Catching CRISPR in action

One of the most talked about biological breakthroughs in the past decade was the discovery of the genome editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, which can alter DNA and potentially remove the root causes of many hereditary diseases. Originally found as part of the immune system of the Streptococcus pyoge ... more

Tecan appoints Klaus Lun Head of the Life Sciences Business division

The Tecan Group announced that Dr. Klaus Lun, Head of Corporate Development and a member of the Management Board of the Tecan Group since June 2013, has been appointed Head of the Life Sciences Business division. On December 14, 2016, Tecan announced that Dr. Stefan Traeger, Head of the Lif ... more

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Sosei appoints Andrew Oakley as CFO

Sosei Group Corporation announces the appointment of Andrew Oakley as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective from February 1 2017. Mr Oakley will be based in Sosei’s Tokyo offices. Mr Oakley will succeed Mr Hidetoshi Torami who has resigned from Sosei for personal reasons. Mr Oakley, a Cha ... more

Agilent Technologies extends collaboration on reproductive genetics

Agilent Technologies announced that it is extending its collaboration with the Centre for Human Genetics of the University of Leuven and the University Hospital of Leuven in Belgium. Joris Vermeesch, chair of the Centre for Human Genetics and a leading expert in human genetics, will coordin ... more

With scissors and string  

Chromosome segregation in meiosis

Once together, never apart – isn’t that how the saying goes? Not so in meiosis, the special type of cell division in which gametes, sperm and egg cells are formed. At the start of meiosis the ring-shaped protein complex, referred to as cohesin, is the string that ties the chromosome strands ... more

Biofuel matchmaker: Finding the perfect algae for renewable energy

A dozen glass cylinders containing a potential payload of bright green algae are exposed to hundreds of multi-colored lights, which provide all of sunlight's natural hues. The tiny LEDs brighten and dim to mimic the outdoors' constantly changing conditions. To further simulate a virtual clo ... more

'Mysterious' non-protein-coding RNAs play important roles in gene expression

In cells, DNA is transcribed into RNAs that provide the molecular recipe for cells to make proteins. Most of the genome is transcribed into RNA, but only a small proportion of RNAs are actually from the protein-coding regions of the genome. "Why are the non-coding regions transcribed at all ... more

Study outlines framework for identifying disease risk in genome sequence

Imagine a day when you visit the doctor's office for your annual physical. Your physician orders routine tests - cholesterol, glucose and blood count - but they also order a sequence of your genome, all 3 billion letters of it. Routine genomic testing is not far away, according to researche ... more

Stem cells used to regenerate the external layer of a human heart

A process using human stem cells can generate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart -- epicardium cells -- according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers. "In 2012, we discovered that if we treated human stem cells with chemicals that sequentially activate and inh ... more

Catching CRISPR in action

One of the most talked about biological breakthroughs in the past decade was the discovery of the genome editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, which can alter DNA and potentially remove the root causes of many hereditary diseases. Originally found as part of the immune system of the Streptococcus pyoge ... more

Using nature's weaving formula to engineer advanced functional materials

For the first time, UNSW biomedical engineers have woven a 'smart' fabric that mimics the sophisticated and complex properties of one nature's ingenious materials, the bone tissue periosteum. Having achieved proof of concept, the researchers are now ready to produce fabric prototypes for a ... more

Tecan appoints Klaus Lun Head of the Life Sciences Business division

The Tecan Group announced that Dr. Klaus Lun, Head of Corporate Development and a member of the Management Board of the Tecan Group since June 2013, has been appointed Head of the Life Sciences Business division. On December 14, 2016, Tecan announced that Dr. Stefan Traeger, Head of the Lif ... more

All news on biotechnology

Agilent Technologies extends collaboration on reproductive genetics

Agilent Technologies announced that it is extending its collaboration with the Centre for Human Genetics of the University of Leuven and the University Hospital of Leuven in Belgium. Joris Vermeesch, chair of the Centre for Human Genetics and a leading expert in human genetics, will coordin ... more

Siemens and Biogen cooperate

Siemens Healthineers and Biogen announce agreement to jointly develop new MRI tools for multiple sclerosis

Siemens Healthineers and Biogen announced that the companies plan to jointly develop magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications with the intent of quantifying key markers of multiple sclerosis (MS) disease activity and progression. Siemens Healthineers aims to enable healthcare providers ... more

Merck opens production facility exclusively for meglumine in Spain

The only facility in Europe solely dedicated to meglumine production

Merck announced the opening of a facility in Mollet des Vallès, Spain dedicated to the manufacture of meglumine, an FDA-approved excipient for pharmaceuticals and a component of medical imaging contrast media.The facility, validated by the FDA, is the only location in Europe that manufactur ... more

World's first total-body PET scanner takes a big step forward

The UC Davis-based EXPLORER consortium, which aims to build a revolutionary total-body PET (positron emission tomography) scanner, has announced the selection of two industry partners to help build the prototype device. They are United Imaging Healthcare America, a North American subsidiary ... more

'5-D protein fingerprinting' could give insights into Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid. Prot ... more

Crybaby: The vitamins in your tears

Babies cry easily, but those tears may help shed light on the role and potential uses of vitamins in tears. Maryam Khaksari, a research specialist at the Chemical Advanced Resolution Methods (ChARM) Laboratory at Michigan Tech, is the lead author of a paper on the subject. "Our goal was to ... more

A glimpse into the workings of the baby brain

MRI scans reveal surprising similarities in activity patterns of infant and adult visual cortex.

In adults, certain regions of the brain’s visual cortex respond preferentially to specific types of input, such as faces or objects — but how and when those preferences arise has long puzzled neuroscientists. One way to help answer that question is to study the brains of very young infants ... more

The strange double life of Dab2

Sometimes proteins do a lot more than we expect. Dab2, for example, has long been linked to cancer. The molecule is associated with a chain of signaling proteins called the Ras-MAPK pathway. In many cancers, elements of Ras-MAPK mutate and start telling cells to grow uncontrollably. Sylvest ... more

Aggressive prostate cancer secrets revealed

A landmark study, led by Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute with the involvement of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, has revealed the reason why men with a family history of prostate cancer who also carry the BRCA2 gene fault have a more aggressive form of prostate cancer ... more

A closer look at the eye

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a new imaging technique that could revolutionize how eye health and disease are assessed. The group is first to be able to make out individual cells at the back of the eye that are implicated in vision loss in diseases ... more

All news on diagnostics

WALDNER Laboreinrichtungen extends Management Board

Joerg Hoffmann has been appointed to the management board of WALDNER Laboreinrichtungen GmbH & Co. KG just over 100 days ago. Together with Horst Schierholz he is responsible for the corporation and will provide new impetus regarding international sales. “We have to position ourselves in a ... more

Tecan appoints Klaus Lun Head of the Life Sciences Business division

The Tecan Group announced that Dr. Klaus Lun, Head of Corporate Development and a member of the Management Board of the Tecan Group since June 2013, has been appointed Head of the Life Sciences Business division. On December 14, 2016, Tecan announced that Dr. Stefan Traeger, Head of the Lif ... more

Combatting antimicrobial resistance with smartphones

A simple and inexpensive attachment could help to expand testing to regions with limited resources.

A team of UCLA researchers has developed an automated diagnostic test reader for antimicrobial resistance using a smartphone. The technology could lead to routine testing for antimicrobial susceptibility in areas with limited resources. Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are posing a severe t ... more

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG continues its growth trend

Positive revenue and earnings trend – further growth in recurring revenue

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG has brought financial year 2015/16 to a successful close with further growth: Revenue increased by 4.6 percent (adjusted for currency effects: 2.7 percent) to €1,088.4m. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose to €154.3m (prior year: €130.6m). The EBIT margin in ... more

AddLife Acquires Biolin Scientific AB

AddLife has signed an agreement to acquire all the shares in the company Biolin Scientific AB, part of the group Biolin Scientific, owned by Ratos. The Company is a leading Nordic developer and producer of analytical instruments for material analysis at the nanoscale. The products are deman ... more

Corporate Partnership of Bruker and International Phenome Centre Network (IPCN)

The International Phenome Centre Network (IPCN), founded by Imperial College London and more than a dozen international partners in Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, the US, and the UK, was launched officially at the 2016 World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) conferenc ... more

analytica 2018: Preparations for the upcoming exhibition are underway

Exhibitors can now register for analytica 2018. As the leading international trade fair for the analysis, laboratory technology and biotechnology industry, analytica has been a gathering for decision-makers and users in the laboratory community for 50 years. The next edition of analytica ta ... more

First-ever Buyer-Seller Forum at analytica Vietnam

Having the right contacts and a good network are indispensible in the business world. To help exhibitors and visitors make business contacts that suit them to a tee, for the first time ever analytica 2017 will feature a platform for pre-arranged meetings at a Buyer-Seller Forum. The Buyer-S ... more

Eppendorf acquires Calibration Technology

Hamburg-based Eppendorf AG acquired Calibration Technology Ltd, headquartered in the National Technology Park Limerick, Ireland, on November 1. The company will continue to be managed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Eppendorf AG by its current Managing Director, Brian Kelly. The acquisition ... more

Changes in the Management Board of Eppendorf AG

A partial rearranging of the responsibilities in the Management Board of Eppendorf AG will be taking effect in a move designed to further drive the successful implementation of the company's strategy. This includes the creation of a new Board position which will include Sales, Marketing and ... more

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Sosei appoints Andrew Oakley as CFO

Sosei Group Corporation announces the appointment of Andrew Oakley as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective from February 1 2017. Mr Oakley will be based in Sosei’s Tokyo offices. Mr Oakley will succeed Mr Hidetoshi Torami who has resigned from Sosei for personal reasons. Mr Oakley, a Cha ... more

Evotec enters into an integrated drug discovery collaboration with Asahi Kasei Pharma

Evotec AG announced it has entered into an integrated drug discovery collaboration on an ion channel target with Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, Evotec will apply its integrated drug discov ... more

Merck opens production facility exclusively for meglumine in Spain

The only facility in Europe solely dedicated to meglumine production

Merck announced the opening of a facility in Mollet des Vallès, Spain dedicated to the manufacture of meglumine, an FDA-approved excipient for pharmaceuticals and a component of medical imaging contrast media.The facility, validated by the FDA, is the only location in Europe that manufactur ... more

WILEX signs antibody license agreement with Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited

WILEX AG and Australian biopharmaceutical company Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited, announced that they have concluded a worldwide license agreement for the development and commercialization of the imaging agent REDECTANE®, a radiolabeled form of the monoclonal antibody Girentuximab. Girentuxi ... more

Evotec and MaRS Innovation establish strategic partnership

Evotec AG and MaRS Innovation announced the launch of Fibrocor Therapeutics LP, a Toronto-based company focused on developing first-in-class therapeutics targeting fibrotic diseases. The company was launched with CDN $ 2.8 m (approx. $ 2.1 m) financing, which includes cash from MaRS Innovat ... more

Grünenthal introduces Latin America’s most modern Women’s Health Products plant

Grünenthal announced the introduction of its new women’s health products plant today. Grünenthal invested USD 14.5 million to build the 1,150 m 2 hormone plant, which is the company’s center of excellence for hormone production and the most modern in Latin America. The new facility will ini ... more

Merck Drives Business Opportunities in the U.S.

Merck is actively seeking more partnerships and collaborations

Merck announced two collaborations in the metropolitan area of San Francisco, California (USA). The company is now cooperating with Palantir Technologies Inc., Palo Alto, California, and with the Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB), Stanford, California. In addition, Merck s ... more

Scientists reveal non-addictive pathway to pain relief

OHSU research suggests an avenue for developing treatments for chronic pain that harness the medicinal properties of cannabis while minimizing the threat of addiction. The study , conducted in a rodent model, provides additional rationale for the development of therapeutics using cannabinoi ... more

Bacterial protein structure could aid development of new antibiotics

Bacterial cells have an added layer of protection, called the cell wall, that animal cells don't. Assembling this tough armor entails multiple steps, some of which are targeted by antibiotics like penicillin and vancomycin. Yet one step in the process has remained a mystery because the mole ... more

Manipulating signals in bacteria could reduce illnesses

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy has received a five-year, $1.25 million federal grant to continue its research into how bacteria that cause streptococcal infections can be manipulated. By studying the chemical signals of bacteria, Michael Federle, associate profess ... more

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Molecule flash mob

Neurotransmitter transporters are some of the most popular transport proteins in research as they play a major role in the processing of signals in the brain. A joint study by TU Wien and the Medical University of Vienna has now successfully demonstrated for the first time the structural im ... more

Sosei appoints Andrew Oakley as CFO

Sosei Group Corporation announces the appointment of Andrew Oakley as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective from February 1 2017. Mr Oakley will be based in Sosei’s Tokyo offices. Mr Oakley will succeed Mr Hidetoshi Torami who has resigned from Sosei for personal reasons. Mr Oakley, a Cha ... more

Blood-repellent materials: A new approach to medical implants

Medical implants like stents, catheters and tubing introduce risk for blood clotting and infection - a perpetual problem for many patients. Colorado State University engineers offer a potential solution: A specially grown, "superhemophobic" titanium surface that's extremely repellent to blo ... more

Toward a 'smart' patch that automatically delivers insulin when needed

Treatment for certain diabetes cases involves constant monitoring of blood-glucose levels and daily insulin shots. But scientists are now developing a painless "smart" patch that monitors blood glucose and releases insulin when levels climb too high. The device has been tested on mice. Peop ... more

Researchers zero-in on cholesterol's role in cells

Scientists have long puzzled over cholesterol. It's biologically necessary; it's observably harmful - and nobody knows what it's doing where it's most abundant in cells: in the cell membrane. Now, for the first time, chemists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have used a path-breakin ... more

World's first total-body PET scanner takes a big step forward

The UC Davis-based EXPLORER consortium, which aims to build a revolutionary total-body PET (positron emission tomography) scanner, has announced the selection of two industry partners to help build the prototype device. They are United Imaging Healthcare America, a North American subsidiary ... more

'5-D protein fingerprinting' could give insights into Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid. Prot ... more

Every Meal Triggers Inflammation

When we eat, we do not just take in nutrients – we also consume a significant quantity of bacteria. The body is faced with the challenge of simultaneously distributing the ingested glucose and fighting these bacteria. This triggers an inflammatory response that activates the immune systems ... more

Nanoparticle Exposure Can Awaken Dormant Viruses

Nanoparticles from combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in in lung tissue cells. This is the result of a study by researchers of Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the German Center for Lung Research (DZL). To evade the immune system, some viruses hide in cells of ... more

What makes erionite carcinogenic?

Mineralogists provide new findings on carcinogenic silicate

The mineral erionite is considered to be highly carcinogenic and is on the World Health Organisation’s list of substances that cause cancer. A few years ago, an entire village in Turkey actually had to be moved, because the substance was very common in the surrounding area and every second ... more

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