Genomic & Biopharma News

GlobalData: India has relatively low COVID-19 average case fatality rate despite surge in cases
With a total of nearly 200,000 confirmed cases and over 5,500 deaths reported due to COVID-19 in the past three months, India stands in tenth position in terms of the number of confirmed cases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:56:19

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

New mobile app can help the severity of COVID-19 cases
A new mobile app can help clinicians determine which patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are likely to have severe cases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:53:00

Book Review - Bad Blood - Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou chronicles the rise and fall of multibillion-dollar biotech startup Theranos. Theranos was started in 2003 by 19-year-old Elizabeth Holmes, a Stanford dropout and former chemical engineering student. Holmes promised investors that her revolutionary technology would perform hundreds of diagnostic tests from only a couple of drops of blood taken from a nanotainer. The problem was that it never worked. However, by 2013 Theranos had made a hundred-million-dollar deal to put its blood testing technology in Walgreens.
ORB Company Blog, 2019-12-12 22:27:05

Health care providers urged to stop hydroxycholoroquine use for COVID-19
The sacred oath taken by physicians during graduation from medical school to "First do no harm," the first words of the Hippocratic Oath, provides a strong impetus for a commentary just published in The American Journal of Medicine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:49:45

Study says vitamin-magnesium combo may reduce severity of COVID-19 in seniors
The COVID-19 pandemic that began in late December 2019 has spread to over 188 countries and territories, causing over 6.5 million cases and 385,000 deaths. With no effective therapeutic COVID-19 drug or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine in sight, researchers are exploring different strategies to limit its spread and mortality.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:48:07

Hesperos’ immune system-on-a-chip emulates immune reactions for tissue damage and acute inflammation
Hesperos Inc., pioneers of the Human-on-a-Chip in vitro system, today announced the publication of a new peer-reviewed publication that describes how the company’s technology can be used to investigate immune responses following treatment with biological therapeutics for multi-organ systemic diseases, including cancer, infectious diseases and inflammatory disorders.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:42:00

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ RNAdvance Viral XP kit listed for use in EUA-authorized COVID-19 testing
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences today announced RNAdvance Viral XP has been added to the list of acceptable extraction methods for use in the Centers for Disease Control’s EUA-authorized COVID-19 test referenced in the FDA’s FAQ on testing for SARS-CoV-2. Laboratories are now permitted to independently validate RNAdvance Viral XP for use.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:37:26

Physiotherapy can play key role in safeguarding mental health during and beyond COVID-19
The Australian Government’s National Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan, released to support and safeguard the mental health of Australians during and beyond COVID-19, is a much needed additional resource in our national health response.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:32:45

Age and diabetes the biggest risk factors for death in pregnant COVID-19 patients
A recent research letter published on the preprint server medRxiv in June 2020 evaluates the risk factors that may lead to higher mortality in pregnant women with COVID-19 in middle-income countries.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:29:28

Dotmatics achieves standard ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management system
Dotmatics Ltd, a scientific informatics software and services company that is driving the automation of laboratory data workflows for scientific discovery and innovation research, today announced it has achieved certification to the internationally recognized standard ISO 9001:2015 for its quality management system.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:29:10