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2014-03-10 08:30:21

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. and GERMANTOWN, Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC, the seventh largest generic drug manufacturer by volume in the U.S., and Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, today announced the formation of an Exclusive Channel Collaboration (ECC) to develop an improved production process for a complex active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). The companies will continue to explore other similar opportunities for...

2014-03-07 08:25:50

GERMANTOWN, Md. and SAN DIEGO, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of San Diego-based Medistem, Inc. (OTCQB: MEDS), a pioneer in the development of Endometrial Regenerative Cells ("ERC" or "ERCs"), universal donor adult-derived stem cells with properties uniquely suited for therapeutic use with Intrexon's existing suite of synthetic biology technologies. Upon integration of...

2014-03-04 08:32:18

Nir Nimrodi of Thermo Fisher Scientific's Life Technologies Division to join as Senior Vice President GERMANTOWN, Md., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, today announced the appointment of Nir Nimrodi, currently Vice President and General Manager of Food Safety and Animal Health at Life Technologies, Inc., now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, to head Intrexon's Environment Sector, reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive...

2014-02-06 12:28:02

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and IPSWICH, Mass., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), New England Biolabs (NEB(®)) has invited scientists to submit abstracts detailing their unique applications of its Gibson Assembly(®) reagents, for a chance to win a professionally-produced, open-access video publication from JoVE, the most cited, peer-reviewed, video-based journal. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090921/NE79207LOGO-b)...

2014-02-03 08:28:09

GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation, (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, announced today that Krish Krishnan, Chief Operating Officer of Intrexon, will present at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference on Monday, Feb. 10, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. About Intrexon Corporation Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON) is a leader in synthetic biology focused on collaborating with companies in Health, Food,...

2014-01-07 16:25:38

GERMANTOWN, Md., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, announced today that Randal J. Kirk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intrexon, will present at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 15, at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. About Intrexon CorporationIntrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON) is a leader in synthetic biology focused on collaborating with companies...

2013-12-30 08:26:20

GERMANTOWN, Md., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, announced today that it has entered into a research and development collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation and its affiliate Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide, a division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., to advance new skin and hair care products. "We look forward to advancing new skin and hair beauty products...

2013-11-19 16:49:06

As the Do-It-Yourself Biology (DIYbio) community has grown, so have concerns among media and policymakers about these science enthusiasts’ ability to wield DNA and manipulate life. In 2009, for example, a Wall Street Journal headline summed up the popular misconception: “In Attics and Closets, ‘Biohackers’ Discover their Inner Frankenstein.” But in a first-ever survey of DIYbio practitioners (DIYers), the Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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