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2010-11-12 04:30:00

DALLAS, November 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The 'Top 10 drug discovery technologies (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/drug-discovery-41.html) - strategic analysis and global forecasts (2010 to 2015)' analyzes the top 10 drug discovery technologies with respect to market drivers, opportunities and trends in the diverse geographical regions including North America, Europe, Asia and rest of the world. Browse market data tables and in-depth TOC on Top 10 drug discovery...

2010-09-28 20:19:52

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) may be a promising alternative, noninvasive source of tumor materials for biomarker assessment, according to data presented at the Fourth AACR International Conference on Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Therapeutic Development. "The basic idea is that CTCs can provide real-time information about a patient's current disease state, acting as a 'liquid biopsy,'" said Siminder Kaur Atwal, Ph.D., senior research associate at Genentech. "They are much less invasive...

2010-09-28 13:40:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Devices, Inc., a leader in bioanalytical systems for drug discovery & development, life science research, and bioassay/test development, today announced that it is taking orders for its new IonWorks Barracuda(TM) Automated Patch Clamp System. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100406/SF82092LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100406/SF82092LOGO) Following the tradition of IonWorks®...

2010-09-27 03:54:00

BILBAO, Spain, September 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - LPLchip(R) Rapidly and Precisely Detects Mutations Causing LPL Deficiency, a Cause of Acute Pancreatitis - LPLchip(R) Identifies Patients who Could Benefit From Gene Therapy, Such as AMT's Glybera(R), Currently Under Review for EU Approval Progenika Biopharma S.A., a pioneer in the field of personalized medicine, announced today that it has obtained the CE Mark allowing the sale in Europe of its LPLchip(R), the...

2010-09-13 07:05:00

PARIS, September 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Biosystems International (BSI), a biotechnology company specializing in the discovery of novel monoclonal antibody based diagnostics, announces its merger with the company MicroBioChips (MBC) by contribution of assets. Advantages of the merger Following a successful partnership to develop monoclonal antibody microarrays, in which BSI provided the antibodies and MBC produced and commercialized the microarrays, the two companies have...

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2010-08-04 13:43:43

DNA microarrays are one of the most powerful tools in molecular biology today. The devices, which can be used to probe biological samples and detect particular genes or genetic sequences, are employed in everything from forensic analysis to disease detection to drug development. Now Paul Li and colleagues at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada have combined DNA microarrays with microfluidic devices, which are used for the precise control of liquids at the nanoscale. In an upcoming...

2010-06-24 11:03:00

BARCELONA, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Spanish biotechnology company Progenika Biopharma, specializing in the development of personal medicine technology, has granted Grifols exclusive world-wide distribution rights for its BLOODCHIP® molecular biology products. BLOODCHIP® products are used for genotyping of blood donors to assure the compatibility of blood for transfusion between donor and recipient. Under this agreement, Grifols takes a further step...

2010-06-23 09:13:00

HEIDELBERG, Germany and LEXINGTON, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- febit today announced a restructuring as a consequence of its strategic focus on blood-based microRNA biomarker discovery, febit's major business development in 2009/2010, and on partnerships and intellectual property (IP) commercialization. The new focus includes the collaboration and provision of high-end services for clinical researchers in academia, diagnostic companies and the pharma industry. febit's...

2010-04-06 08:00:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Life BioScience, Inc. (LBSI) has launched a new Life MicroFab(TM) Division that provides a broad range of micro-fabrication services for devices made in APEX(TM) Glass, APEX(TM) Ceramic, Silicon, Pyrex(TM), SOI, Kapton(TM) and other standard materials used in the semiconductor manufacturing process. Its services are targeted at customers seeking convenient and cost efficient solutions for their micro-fabrication needs - whether they are in the...

2010-03-01 09:12:00

LEXINGTON, Mass. and HEIDELBERG, Germany, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- febit today announced that an updated version of the company's Geniom Biochip containing 58 new discovered sequences in addition to all of the Homo sapiens microRNAs (miRNA) from miRBase version 14 (www.mirbase.org) is now available for cancer research. The 58 new miRNA sequences were found by deep sequencing in a miRNA discovery study performed on an Applied Biosystems SOLiD 3 sequencing system. All 58 miRNAs have been...


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