As the South Korean epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) continues unabated, researchers have raced to find treatments for the deadly virus, which has killed more than 400 people since it was first discovered three years ago in Saudi Arabia.
Now, scientists at the University ... more
Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), a leading international supplier for the pharma and biotech industries, acquired Cellca GmbH based in Laupheim, Germany, last Wednesday. Founded in 2005, the company with around 30 employees generated sales revenue of approximately 6 million euros in 2014.
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Two University of Florida researchers have invented a device that makes chemotherapy treatments more personalized, efficient and affordable.
The miniaturized platform, known as a microarray, uses patients’ cancer cells to test various doses and combinations of chemotherapy drugs. The device ... more
GNA Biosolutions GmbH (GNA), a manufacturer of ultrafast pathogen diagnostic instruments, will receive fresh capital of € 6 million in a series B financing round. Founded in 2010, GNA welcomes new investors Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement Gmb ... more
In 2015 Eppendorf AG, the Hamburg life science company is presenting its research prize for the 20th time. The independent Eppendorf Award Jury chaired by Prof. Reinhard Jahn selected Dr. Thomas Wollert (Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germa ... more
The progressive loss of neurons in the brain of Parkinson’s patients is slow yet inexorable. So far, there are no drugs that can halt this insidious process. Researchers at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have now managed to grow the type ... more
According to media reports, a study has been conducted in which 16 samples of breast milk and 16 samples of urine were tested for glyphosate residues. The BfR has seen neither the original study nor sufficient methodological information on the analytical methods and sampling procedures used ... more
Spinifex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its Australian subsidiary Spinifex Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd, a company focused on the development of new drugs for the treatment of chronic pain, announced agreement to the sale of Spinifex to Novartis International AG, for an upfront cash consideration of ... more
Evotec AG was updated today by its partner Roche on the initial results of the Phase IIb trial with Sembragiline (RG1577, EVT302), a MAO-B inhibitor for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease ("AD"). In this study, Sembragiline failed to demonstrate benefit on the primary endpoint (Alzheimer' ... more
Radiation therapy is an important part of breast cancer treatment. Sometimes, however, tumor cells become increasingly resistant to radiation damage. Now, scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a 3D microtissue-based screening system which, for the first time, enables them t ... more