Genomic & Biopharma News

Study shows fatty fish and camelina oil boost HDL and IDL cholesterol
Eating fatty fish increases the size and lipid composition of HDL particles in people with impaired glucose metabolism, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. These changes in the size and lipid composition of HDL particles make them beneficial for cardiovascular health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 11:12:25

Uniqsis offers high-power LED light unit for scalable flow photochemistry reactions
The Uniqsis PhotoSyn™ is a new high-power LED light unit enabling scalable flow photochemistry reactions yielding from milligrams to 100’s of grams per day.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 11:10:38

CirComPara – A Multi-Method Comparative Bioinformatics Pipeline to Detect and Study circRNAs from RNA-seq Data
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are generated by backsplicing of immature RNA forming covalently closed loops of intron/exon RNA molecules. Pervasiveness, evolutionary conservation, massive and regulated expression, and posttranscriptional regulatory roles of circRNAs in eukaryotes have been...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2018-04-19 11:00:24

Molecular interactions at the surface of extracellular vesicles
Extracellular vesicles such as exosomes, microvesicles, apoptotic bodies, and large oncosomes have been shown to participate in a wide variety of biological processes and are currently under intense investigation in many different fields of biomedicine. One of the key features of extracellular vesicles is that they have relatively large surface compared to their volume. Some ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2018-04-19 11:00:01

Pelican Newspaper: Gene profiling at Ocean Ridge Biosciences to unlock mysteries of the human body
Identifying the markers for pancreatic cancer may have happened here in a 5,400 square foot facility where scientists routinely practice next generation RNA profiling and biomarker discovery. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-11-25 18:55:37

Study highlights need for further evidence to improve symptom management in end of life care
A study looking at the personal perceptions and experiences of patients, families and healthcare professionals, has highlighted the need for improvement in symptom management in end of life care.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 10:57:59

AMSBIO’s MC-Easy minicircle technology allows sustained transgene expression in quiescent cells and tissues
AMSBIO announces MC-Easy™ minicircle technology for labs looking to produce sustained transgene expression in model animal generation and gene therapy research without the risks of introducing exogenous DNA.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 10:52:08

Novartis lures John Tsai from Amgen to fill CMO seat
Vas Narasimhan, M.D., has persuaded John Tsai, M.D., to fill the vacant CMO role at Novartis. Tsai took up the same position at Amgen just 11 months ago but had his head turned by the digitally enabled pipeline Narasimhan is building at Novartis.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-04-19 10:41:29

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

Novartis’ Jay Bradner bemoans 'redundant investment in the biotech sector' for some cancer R&D
Jay Bradner, president of Novartis’ Institutes for BioMedical Research, questions whether billions in cancer research funding is going in the right direction as he points out a “flood of fast followers, narrow differentiators and distracting hype” around some new therapies and research.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-04-19 09:21:24

FDA clears first therapy for inherited rickets
US regulators have approved the first drug to treat adults and children with x-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH), a rare, inherited form of rickets.
PharmaTimes, 2018-04-19 09:05:50