Genomic & Biopharma News

With a new CMO and phase 3 data to hand, Humanigen eyes COVID-19 drug emergency filing by June
With a new CMO and phase 3 data to hand, Humanigen eyes COVID-19 drug emergency filing by June badams Fri, 05/14/2021 - 04:22
Fierce Biotech, 2021-05-14 08:22:12

Fierce Pharma Asia—BioNTech's Asia expansions; Takeda's debt plans; AZ-Daiichi ADC's breast cancer data
Fierce Pharma Asia—BioNTech's Asia expansions; Takeda's debt plans; AZ-Daiichi ADC's breast cancer data aliu Fri, 05/14/2021 - 04:12
Fierce Pharma, 2021-05-14 08:12:58

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.
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

Diaverum acquires booknowmed.com
Diaverum, a leading global renal care service provider, announces today the acquisition of booknowmed.com.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-14 08:02:00

Supercarriers: Just 2% of SARS-CoV-2 positive people carry 90% of the virus
A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that the vast majority of the viral load in a community at any given point is present in a very small minority of the infected population, underlining the vast differences in viral loads between individuals.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-14 05:11:57

Do labels on commercial kefir products report microbial levels correctly?
A recent study in the journal JDS Communications reports the results of an analysis of five brands of kefir on the US market, indicating the need for stricter regulation of this field.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-14 04:49:39

A look at how coronavirus disease (COVID-19) affects Parkinson's
Earlier, herpes simplex virus (HSV), influenza virus A, measles virus, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and mumps virus have all been associated with after-effects of the virus that includes Parkinson's disease (PD). This list may now include SARS-CoV-2.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-14 04:25:14

A SARS-CoV-2 ferritin nanoparticle vaccine elicits broad immunity
In a recent bioRxiv* preprint research paper, M. Gordon Joyce et al. designed engineered nanoparticle immunogens that recapitulate the structural and antigenic properties of prefusion Spike (S), S1 and receptor-binding domain (RBD). They demonstrated that these immunogens induced robust S-binding, ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme)-inhibition, and authentic and pseudovirus neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in mice.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-14 03:56:10

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

A magnetofluidic platform for SARS-CoV-2 variant and respiratory pathogen detection
Recent research published on the medRxiv* server has developed a portable, magnetofluidic cartridge platform, for automated PCR testing in
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-14 03:21:00

Three-way strategy employed by SARS-CoV-2 during infection
The study, published in the journal Nature, reveals a multi-pronged strategy that the virus employs to ensure its quick and efficient replication while evading the immune system. The study elucidated how the virus can quickly, in a matter of hours, take over the cell's protein-making machinery and parallelly neutralize the cell's antiviral signaling, thus delaying and muddling the immune response.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-14 02:51:08