Genomic & Biopharma News

Nerve stimulation device maker electroCore goes public with $78M IPO
Bioelectronic medicine developer electroCore is going public with a $78 million IPO, listing 5.2 million shares of common stock at $15.00 per share. The company will begin trading today on the Nasdaq under the symbol ECOR.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-06-22 13:18:32

IPO bonanza continues with $150M listing for CAR-T player Autolus
Biotech IPOs continue to come thick and fast this week, with U.K. T-cell therapy specialist Autolus the latest to list with an impressive $150 million raise.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-06-22 13:10:47

Unusual cell-to-cell communication in glioblastoma promotes aggressiveness and therapy resistance
A surprising form of cell-to-cell communication in glioblastoma promotes global changes in recipient cells, including aggressiveness, motility, and resistance to radiation or chemotherapy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-22 12:57:08

Study sheds light on new function of neural plasticity and confirms presence of neural reservoirs
A recent study has shed light on a new function of neural plasticity and confirms the presence of a 'reservoir' of neurons which are added to the networks during adult life and not during the developmental stage, as is normally the case.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-22 12:52:32

Palm Beach Post: ORB Leaves Palm Beach County for New Lab Space
David Willoughby lives in Palm Beach Gardens and, until recently, worked there too. But the owner of Ocean Ridge Biosciences wanted to expand, and he couldn't find suitable space in northern Palm Beach County.
ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 15:35:33

Morgridge researchers develop portable, shareable light sheet microscope
Modern microscopy has given scientists a front-row seat to living, breathing biology in all its technicolor glory. But access to the best technologies can be spotty.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-22 12:51:13

Palm Beach Post: ORB Leaves Palm Beach County for New Lab Space
David Willoughby lives in Palm Beach Gardens and, until recently, worked there too. But the owner of Ocean Ridge Biosciences wanted to expand, and he couldn't find suitable space in northern Palm Beach County. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 15:35:33

Four cups of coffee a day shown to protect heart muscle
A new study has shown that drinking four cups of coffee a day can protect against heart muscle damage, through the effect of caffeine on a protein called p27.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-22 12:31:08

FDA expands use of Medtronic’s ‘artificial pancreas,’ approves Eversense’s implantable CGM system
In a double boost for patients with diabetes, the FDA signed off on expanding the use of Medtronic’s hybrid closed-loop insulin pump system to include patients between the ages of 7 to 13 with Type 1 diabetes and approved the Eversense continuous glucose monitoring system for patients 18 and older.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-06-22 12:19:50

Nanobiotix soars as late-phase cancer trial hits endpoint
A phase 2/3 trial of Nanobiotix’s NBTXR3 in soft tissue sarcoma has met its primary endpoint. The top-line success against the pathological complete response rate endpoint sent Nanobiotix’s stock up by more than 50%.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-06-22 12:10:16

Researchers diagnose cerebral palsy using AI and next-generation sequencing
Researchers have shown that patients with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) can be identified using DNA methylation patterns in circulating blood cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-22 12:03:03