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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,...

2014-07-14 16:24:17

- TNIB extends record date pursuant to a demand by shareholders. ORLANDO, Fla., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TNI BioTech, Inc. - (OTCQB: TNIB) ("TNIB" or the "Company"), a biotechnology company focused on developing innovative, targeted immune therapies, today announced that its Board of Directors has extended the record date of our spin-off of Cytocom, Inc., a subsidiary of TNIB. The Company's Board received a Letter on July 13, 2014 from Carricklee Consulting Ltd on behalf of...

blood cells
2014-07-14 13:18:39

University of Wisconsin-Madison The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. Writing today in the journal Nature Communications, a group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researcher Igor Slukvin reports the discovery of two genetic programs responsible for taking blank-slate stem cells and turning them into both red and the array of white cells that make up human blood. [...

2014-07-14 08:27:24

HAMILTON, N.J., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Invivotek L.L.C., a member of the Genesis Biotechnology Group, LLC is pleased to announce that its animal research facility was awarded full accreditation from the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). AAALAC promotes the humane treatment of animals in science worldwide through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. AAALAC recognizes the highest standards for animal...

2014-07-14 08:26:03

San Francisco, Calif., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic biology company Pareto Biotechnologies today announces a technology partnership with global bioengineering leader DNA2.0, enabling Pareto to further develop its technology for quick-to-market products. The integration of Pareto's rational-based design approach and DNA2.0's machine learning optimization technologies, such as ProteinGPS(TM) and GeneGPS(TM), is drastically speeding up the process of engineering proteins in...


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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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