Executive and Supervisory Board of Epigenomics fully support the transaction
Epigenomics AG, Cathay Fortune International Company Limited (CFIC) and Blitz F16-83 GmbH (in the future Summit Hero Holding GmbH, Bidder), a subsidiary of CFIC, have entered into a business combination agreement (BCA) regarding the takeover of Epigenomics by the Bidder. Other than by CFIC, ... more
Development of molecular point-of-care diagnostic tests
KSK Diagnostics GmbH uses its isothermal amplification technology, KDx rITA®, for the development of molecular point-of-care tests to identify pathogens and antimicrobial resistance within 30 minutes. This significantly reduces the time before therapy is started. A financing round has now b ... more
A new test for the early detection of lung cancer measures tiny changes in the composition of the breath
“Inhale deeply ... and exhale.” This is what a test for lung cancer could be like in future. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim have developed a method that can detect the disease at an early stage. To this effect, they investigated the presenc ... more
Public-private partnership in Australia and the US
Merck announced it has formed a public-private partnership for the next three years with the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (James Cook University, Queensland) and Baylor College of Medicine (Texas, USA) to strengthen the current work on diagnostic development in schis ... more
Urinary tract infections could one day be diagnosed faster than ever before with an autonomous sensor technology being developed at Purdue University.
“Current testing relies on time-consuming and costly urine culture tests performed at medical facilities and on at-home testing using store- ... more
Rice University researchers are starting to understand how protein fragments influence the fiber aggregation suspected as a cause of Huntington's disease.
In their computer simulations, Rice bioscientist Peter Wolynes and graduate student Mingchen Chen show that the N-terminal sequence in h ... more
Trade fair closes with significant exhibitor growth
The fifth edition of analytica Vietnam, which was held from March 29 to 31, 2017, in the International Center for Exhibition (I.C.E) in Hanoi, produced an excellent overall result. 121 exhibitors from 17 countries, more nations than ever before, presented their products and solutions for th ... more
How often do you act impulsively without considering the consequences? What if you could learn how to be more patient?
By using functional MRI (fMRI) to look inside the brain, neuroscientists Adrianna Jenkins, a UC Berkeley postdoctoral researcher, and Ming Hsu, an associate professor of ma ... more
Researchers affiliated with the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, have shown that genetic information can be used to improve early prediction of the response to drugs in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE), one of the most severe forms of epilepsy. ... more
On the list of dreaded medical tests, a prostate biopsy probably ranks fairly high. The common procedure requires sticking a needle into the prostate gland to remove tissue for assessment. Thousands of men who undergo the uncomfortable procedure, prompted by a positive PSA (prostate-specifi ... more