Genomic & Biopharma News

Impact of ISO 9001:2015 on weighing processes explained in new METTLER TOLEDO white paper
The ISO 9001 standard sets out the requirements for a quality management system (QMS), and aims to help businesses and organizations become more efficient and improve customer satisfaction. ISO 9001:2015 was released in 2015 and certified organizations have three years to adopt the changes into their own QMS, with a deadline of September 2018.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 09:07:37

EU green light for Novartis’ Rydapt
The European Commission has approved Novartis’ Rydapt to treat a certain form of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) as well as three other rare diseases.
PharmaTimes, 2017-09-20 09:01:13

lncRNAs and immunity – watchdogs for host pathogen interactions
Immune responses combat various infectious agents by inducing inflammatory responses, antimicrobial pathways and adaptive immunity. The polygenic responses to these external stimuli are temporally and coordinately regulated. Specific lncRNAs are induced to modulate innate and adaptive immune responses which can function through various target interactions like RNA-DNA, RNA-RNA, and RNA-protein interaction and hence affect the ...
lncRNA Research and Industry News, 2017-09-20 09:00:44

PureTech Health Exclusively Licenses Novel Milk-Derived Exosome Technology
PureTech Health plc, an advanced, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced an exclusive licensing agreement with 3P Biotechnologies, Inc., via University of Louisville, for an exosome-based technology (Calix) for the oral administration of biologics, nucleic acids, and complex small molecules. The Calix technology is based on the pioneering research of Ramesh Gupta, PhD, Founder of 3P ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-09-20 09:00:34

Scientists Tackle Male Infertility with scRNA-Seq
from Texas Public Radio by Wendy Rigby – Infertility can be heartbreaking for many couples struggling to have their own biological children. Some scientists at the University of Texas at San Antonio are trying to understand the mystery of male infertility. And they’re conducting their research one cell at a time. In a lab at ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-09-20 09:00:09

NICE backs use of Opdivo for lung cancer
Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo is being recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to treat a certain form of lung cancer on the NHS in England, via the Cancer Drugs Fund.
PharmaTimes, 2017-09-20 08:39:55

Sun Sentinel: Ocean Ridge Biosciences expands to 5,400-square foot facility
Ocean Ridge Biosciences is a survivor in South Florida's fledgling biotech industry. In the past decade, Ocean Ridge has worked with more than 200 academic labs and companies, providing gene-based lab analysis of blood and tissue samples for the development of new drugs and diagnostic tests. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

Skeletal deficits may contribute to excess fracture risk in older adults with diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is associated with increased fracture risk despite normal or high bone mineral density. In a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, modest deficits in cortical bone--the dense outer surface of bone that forms a protective layer around the internal cavity--were demonstrated in older adults with type 2 diabetes compared with non-diabetics.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 08:24:02

Cancer patients less likely to receive evidence-based treatments for heart attack
Treatment of heart attack patients depends on their history of cancer, according to research published today in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 08:20:22

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 21:24:27

Study shows link between obesity and low sperm quality
The journal Andologia has published the first report of abnormal sperm parameters in obese men based on computer aided sperm analysis. The findings suggest that clinicians may need to factor in paternal obesity prior to assisted reproduction.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 08:11:51