Archive for the Category ◊ Biotechnology ◊

• Monday, March 10th, 2014

MolecularHealth Expands its Footprint with New Office in Boston Metro Area THE WOODLANDS, Texas & NEWTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– MolecularHealth announced today that it has opened a new office in the greater Boston metro area, at the Riverside Center in Newton, Mass. Run by Chief Commercial Officer Laura Housman, the Boston location will house members of […]

• Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Nuclea Biotechnologies Inc. has received more than $510,000, in tax incentives from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center — on the condition it creates 25 full-time jobs in 2014. Patrick J. Muraca, president and CEO of the firm, said the majority of those new positions — between 17 and 20 — will be created in Pittsfield. […]

• Wednesday, February 05th, 2014

Like little factories, cells metabolize raw materials and convert them into chemical compounds. Biotechnologists take advantage of this ability, using microorganisms to produce pharmaceuticals and biofuels. To boost output to an industrial scale and create new types of chemicals, biotechnologists manipulate the microorganisms’ natural metabolism, often by “overexpressing” certain genes in the cell. But such […]

• Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Mountain View, Calif. –January 28, 2014 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, has participated in the first ever genome-wide association study of the combined asthma-with-hay fever phenotype. Led by researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, the study identified 11 independent genetic markers associated with the development of asthma-with-hay fever, including two associations reaching […]

• Thursday, December 05th, 2013

Harvard Bioscience announced today plans to lay off about 50 employees – 13 percent of its global workforce – in an attempt to save money. CEO Jeffrey Duchemin said that includes 10 positions eliminated at its Holliston headquarters. In a statement, the company said the cuts are aimed at “eliminating certain operational redundancies across several sites, creating […]

• Friday, November 29th, 2013

COLUMBIA — More than $1 million of tax credits have been granted to a biotech start-up in Columbia. Nanova Biomaterials Inc., a biotechnology company still in its early stage, plans to expand to a new building in north Columbia, purchase new equipments and make renovations, company President Han Li said. The company received $7 million […]

• Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

23andMe Inc., the Google Inc.-backed DNA analysis company co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, was told by U.S. regulators to halt sales of its main product because it’s being sold without “marketing clearance or approval.” Machines in the 23andMe labs, which provides genetic information to consumers. Photographer: Brent Humphreys/Redux The Saliva Collection Kit and Personal Genome Service, or PGS, […]

• Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

ReadyToProcess WAVE* 25 bioreactor system is an intuitive and easy-to-use cell culture device with advanced functionality designed to meet the evolving needs of bioprocessing. The innovative system allows precise, automated, and intelligent control of numerous process parameters through a user-friendly graphical operator interface, which provides real-time control and many data analysis and reporting options. ReadyToProcess […]

• Friday, November 15th, 2013

Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs Funds Cellular Diagnostics and Synthetic Biology SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– On the second anniversary of its launch, Breakout Labs announced its support of two new early-stage companies leveraging cell-based technologies: CytoVale and Pareto Biotechnologies. The new awards bring the total number of companies supported by Breakout Labs to 16. CytoVale, an alum […]

• Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

November 11, 2013 — BGI Health, the human health unit of China sequencing giant BGI, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sidra Medical and Research Center to bring genomics technology and population studies to Middle Eastern and North African countries (MENA). Sidra, located in Doha, Qatar, is a new women’s and children’s medical and academic […]