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2014-07-15 23:00:16

Researchers at the Western Connecticut Health Network Biomedical Research Institute use a multidisciplinary integrated approach to discover possible predictive biomarkers of tumor behavior for people with colon cancer. Danbury, Connecticut (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 The goal of finding effective treatments for people with colorectal cancer based on their unique molecular characteristics is still elusive. Researchers from the Western Connecticut Health Network Biomedical Research Institute have...

2014-07-15 16:23:37

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc. (NYSE: BIOA), an industrial biotechnology company producing sustainable chemicals, today announced that it has commenced a public offering of 2,800,000 shares of its common stock. The underwriters will have a 30-day option from the date of the offering to purchase up to an additional 420,000 shares of common stock from BioAmber. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Canaccord Genuity Inc. are acting as the bookrunning...

2014-07-15 12:29:09

BETHLEHEM, Pa., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Particle Sciences, Inc. has expanded its development capabilities to accommodate the increasing demand for biopharmaceutical formulation and analysis. According to Robert Becker, Vice President Biopharmaceutical Sales and Business Development at Particle Sciences, "Our company has been working with biologics for some time, accumulating significant infrastructure and intellectual property. We regularly work with biopharmaceuticals and...

2014-07-15 12:28:25

Accepted to stem cell treatment, but insurance won't cover it POLLOCK PINES, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marc Serchia, 56, is waiting on a miracle, and if the doctors are correct he doesn't have much more time. At the age of 39, Marc suffered a massive heart attack, faced a 5-hour surgery to repair blocked arteries, and died on the surgical table six separate times. Unbelievably, he survived, but with a severely damaged heart. Doctors wouldn't put him near the top of the...

2014-07-15 08:28:34

Potential in Life Science Research Validates Newly Acquired Technology Platforms for the Delivery of Plasmid DNA and a Variety of RNA in Mammalian Cells LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN), a leading oncology drug development company, today announced initiation of sales of its proprietary reagent products for life science research. Celsion's reagent products are based on its newly acquired proprietary delivery platform technologies,...

2014-07-15 08:28:23

MONROVIA, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing engineered monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergic diseases, and cancer, today announced the appointment of Kurt Gustafson to its board of directors. Mr. Gustafson will also serve as chair of Xencor's audit committee and as a member of the compensation committee. Xencor also announced the promotion of John R....

2014-07-15 08:27:35

SAN DIEGO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, today announced it will report financial results for the second quarter of 2014 after closing of the NASDAQ Global Market on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. A conference call hosted by William Welch, Chief Executive Officer, and other members of senior management will take place on the same day at 5:00 p.m. EDT (2:00 p.m. PDT) and will be webcast...

2014-07-14 23:02:36

The global metabolomics market is consolidated in nature, wherein the top five players account for more than 70%–75% of the market share - http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/metabolomics-technology-market-900.html. (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 “Metabolomics Market by Technique (Gas Chromatography, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry, by Application (Biomarker & Drug Discovery, Nutrigenomics), by Indication...

2014-07-14 16:24:23

Yesenia Torres regained some mobility and sensation in her body after a car accident left her paralyzed from the chest down at the age of 21. NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesenia Torres was an outgoing, popular teenager, with the body of an athlete. the face of a model, and long, beautiful hair. She was turning heads wherever she went. And then a car accident changed her life forever. Like typical 21 year olds, Yesenia and her two girlfriends were taking a road trip to...

2014-07-14 16:24:19

NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Horizon Charitable Foundation (BHCF) officially received its 501(c)(3) status on May 9, 2014.A 501(c) organization, also known colloquially as a 501(c), is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Section 501(c) of the United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 501(c)) provides that 29 types of nonprofit organizations are exempt from some federal income taxes.501(c)(3) exemptions apply to corporations, and any community chest,...


Latest biotechnology Reference Libraries

GloFish
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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