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2014-10-21 08:32:32

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) announced today the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded $12.2 million for a collaborative study that will be conducted by scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Inovio Pharmaceuticals; and MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. The group will develop DNA-based monoclonal antibodies...

2014-10-21 08:32:30

Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells Demonstrate Enhanced Survival and Recovery Following Cryopreservation with CryoStor, Reducing Research Costs and Expansion Time BOTHELL, Wash., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze media and precision thermal shipping products for cells and tissues ("BioLife" or the "Company"), announced today that...

2014-10-20 20:25:44

LONDON, Oct.20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Report Details Stem cell developers and producers - discover companies' R&D and revenue prospects Who are the top stem cell developers and producers? And what are their sales potentials? Visiongain's new report shows you their outlooks from 2014. There you discover therapies, sales results, trends, opportunities, and predictions of revenues. That way you find data and analysis on cellular technologies with potential to improve human...

2014-10-20 20:25:04

LONDON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prospects for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Companies Report DetailsThe biotechnology in food production market will reach US$101.96bn in 2014.Meeting rising global food needs will demand another era of widespread adoption of innovative, science-based biotechnologies in food production that consider environmental and ecological issues, nutrient deficiencies and other more complex issues.The food system already looks different than it was...

2014-10-20 08:33:30

Technical data to be presented at the American Society for Human Genetics 2014 Annual Meeting FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WGBS) announced the launch of an automated solution for Agilent's SureSelect(XT) Target Enrichment workflow on the Apollo 324(TM) Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) sample preparation system. WaferGen responded to customers' unmet needs for a cost effective and flexible automated target capture solution. The...

2014-10-20 08:32:21

Expands rHuPH20 Production SAN DIEGO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved new contract manufacturing facilities used in the production of Hylenex(®) recombinant (hyaluronidase human injection). The FDA approved the use of the Cook Pharmica manufacturing facility in Bloomington, Indiana for the production of bulk rHuPH20, the active ingredient used in Hylenex, and the...

2014-10-20 08:30:20

Provides for Immediate Release of Initial Grant Funds MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST) announced today that the Company has signed a Notice of Grant Award (NGA) with the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), effective October 1, 2014. The NGA provides for the immediate release of Clinical Development payments and the release of additional grant funds pursuant to the previously announced $14.3 million...

2014-10-20 08:27:27

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mapp Biopharmaceutical's valiant effort to produce more of their experimental ZMapp(TM) antibody therapeutic to fight the Ebola outbreak will make the public aware of how difficult and time-consuming the production of pharmaceuticals can be, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher said that while some may be taken aback by the three-month production cycle of this compound, those with industry knowledge are...

2014-10-19 12:21:17

Study produces unprecedented model to study intestinal diseases CINCINNATI, Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have successfully transplanted "organoids" of functioning human intestinal tissue grown from pluripotent stem cells in a lab dish into mice - creating an unprecedented model for studying diseases of the intestine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO Reporting their results Oct. 19 online in Nature Medicine, scientists from Cincinnati...

2014-10-17 16:24:40

DUBLIN, October 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qvtm8b/global_gene) has announced the addition of the "Global Gene Therapy Market & Pipeline Insight" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qvtm8b/global_gene ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) There have been significant advancements in the area of gene therapy in terms of research of new drugs....


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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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  • A unit of saved energy.
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