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2014-07-01 16:30:01

CASTLE ROCK, Colo., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Venaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: APPY), an in vitro diagnostic company focused on obtaining FDA clearance and commercializing its CE Marked APPY1(TM) Test, a rapid, multiple biomarker-based assay for identifying patients that are at low risk for appendicitis, today announced it will participate in the third annual ICV Company Outreach Summit, being held July 9-10, 2014, in Montauk, New York. Steve Lundy, President and CEO of Venaxis® will be...

2014-07-01 16:29:20

TEL AVIV, Israel and NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Source, Inc. (OTCQB: CLCS) ("Cell Source") today announced the successful acquisition (the "Acquisition"), through a share exchange agreement, of all of the outstanding shares of Cell Source (Israel) Ltd., a pre-clinical cell therapy development company with a focus on the facilitation of safer and more accessible bone marrow and organ transplants and effective treatment of blood cell cancers (e.g., leukemia,...

2014-07-01 12:29:06

DALLAS, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Cell Culture Market by Equipment (Bioreactor, Incubator, Centrifuge), by Reagent (Media, Sera, Growth Factors, Serum Free Media), by Application (Cancer Research, Gene Therapy, Drug Development, Vaccine Production, Toxicity Testing) - Global Forecast to 2018" published by MarketsandMarkets, provides a detailed overview of the major drivers, restraints, challenges, opportunities, current market trends, and strategies impacting...

2014-07-01 11:00:54

HSC Mesenchymal stem cells have become attractive tools for bioengineers, but some scientists haven’t given up on their regenerative potential Stem cell scientists had what first appeared to be an easy win for regenerative medicine when they discovered mesenchymal stem cells several decades ago. These cells, found in the bone marrow, can give rise to bone, fat, and muscle tissue, and have been used in hundreds of clinical trials for tissue repair. Unfortunately, the results of these...

2014-07-01 10:58:24

The Rockefeller University About seven days after conception, something remarkable occurs in the clump of cells that will eventually become a new human being. They start to specialize. They take on characteristics that begin to hint at their ultimate fate as part of the skin, brain, muscle or any of the roughly 200 cell types that exist in people, and they start to form distinct layers. Although scientists have studied this process in animals, and have tried to coax human embryonic...

2014-07-01 08:29:49

New National Survey Shows Only 2 Percent of Consumers Concerned About Consuming Biotech Foods ST. LOUIS, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While consumer awareness about biotechnology and GMOs skyrocketed in 2014, only 2 percent of consumers cite GMOs as a barrier to eating foods or beverages, according to the 21st Annual Consumer Attitudes about Nutrition study. At the same time, 57 percent characterize the role of biotechnology as positive or neutral/no opinion based on the survey conducted...

2014-06-30 23:21:10

The Annual BioConference Live Genetics and Genomics Virtual Conference enables participants to connect with experts in their field on August 20-21, 2014. Yorba Linda, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 One of the biggest advantages of attending conferences is the ability to network with other’s in your field, especially speakers. BioConference Live Genetics and Genomics offers this on an even greater scale. The largest producer of online-only conferences focused on life sciences and clinical...

2014-06-30 23:16:40

Growing IT services firm selects Timesheet.com to track employee time and capture billable time and project costs Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Upland Software Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based enterprise work management applications announced today that growing biotechnology IT services firm, Daybreak Information Technologies has selected the Timesheet.com software due to its ability to automate all processes and eliminate manual entries. Timesheet.com, which is based on the...

2014-06-30 23:15:32

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Biopesticides markets. Global market for Biopesticides is forecast to reach US$6.2 billion by 2020, buoyed by the enactment of stringent government regulations curbing the use of chemical pesticides. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn. – The pressing need to sustainably ramp up crop productivity and quality to meet the needs of the burgeoning global population against the backdrop of shrinking...

2014-06-30 23:14:14

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Cell and Tissue Culture Supplies markets. Global market for Cell and Tissue Culture Supplies is forecast to reach US$6.5 billion by 2020, driven by increased R&D investments in the field of life sciences and biotechnology and expanding application areas. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn. – The cell culture and tissue market has undergone significant changes and developments over the past...

Latest biotechnology Reference Libraries

2013-10-03 10:12:03

The GloFish is a patented and trademarked brand of genetically modified fluorescent fish. Various GloFish are currently on the market. Zebrafish were the first GloFish that were available within pet stores and are now sold in bright green, red, orange-yellow, blue, and purple fluorescent colors. Recently, Electric Green, Sunburst Orange, and Moonrise Pink colored tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) and Electric Green tiger barb (Puntius tetrazona) have been incorporated to the lineup. Although not...

Flavr Savr
2013-10-03 09:43:32

Flavr Savr, also known as CGN-89564, a genetically modified tomato, was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption. It was produced by the Californian company Calgene, and submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1992. On May 18, 1994, the FDA completed its evaluation of the Flavr Savr tomato and the usage of APH(3’)II, concluding that the tomato “is as safe as tomatoes bred by conventional means” and “that the...

Knockout Mouse
2013-10-02 11:52:01

A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...

Genetically Modified Wheat
2013-10-02 07:20:35

Genetically Modified Wheat is wheat that has been genetically engineered by the direct manipulation of its genome utilizing biotechnology. It has also been termed GMO wheat, GMO standing for genetically modified organism. As of the year 2013, no GM wheat is grown commercially, but many field tests have been performed. Wheat is an important domesticated grass that is used around the world for food, and its evolution has been influenced by human intervention since the dawn of agriculture....

Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
2012-06-04 19:33:04

Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry is a peer-reviewed academic journal established in 1979 under the title Journal of Applied Biochemistry and published by Academic Press. It assumed its present title in 1986 and publication was taken over by Portland Press in 1993. It is now published bimonthly by Wiley-Blackwell (since 2011). It is the official journal of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The journal publishes scholarly Articles and Reviews relating to...

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