January 2008- Volume 4, Issue 1

January 2008

In this Issue

Genomics & Proteomics

Catching the bugs

Catching the bugs

NIAID-funded protein structure effort helps deCODE attack emerging diseases

The mouse that roared

The mouse that roared

Taconic Farms gets “complete offering” by purchasing a majority stake in company that genetically engineers mice

Snip judgment

Snip judgment

Studies link SNPs to myeloma risk, therapy response

Right at the heart of the matter

Right at the heart of the matter

Beckman Coulter CVD collaboration to boost diagnostics platform

The power of protein

The power of protein

Oxford Genome Sciences partners with Amgen to leverage its OGAP cancer protein database

Informatics

Opening some eyes

Opening some eyes

ChemZoo online database brings in OpenEye software

Coming together as one

Coming together as one

Golden Helix and Progeny integrate their products

WGHA work spawns new Golden Helix app

WGHA work spawns new Golden Helix app

The result is a whole genome homozygosity association (WGHA)—and new Golden Helix software.

French lab deploys Luxid to facilitate discovery

French lab deploys Luxid to facilitate discovery

TEMIS recently announced a strategic software and services agreement with Laboratoires Fournier

All fired up

All fired up

Equinox launches Phyre software as Web-based pay-per-use service

Global News

Expansion in the East

Expansion in the East

MPI Research forms joint venture with Medicilon in Shanghai

BMS provides strategy, productivity update

BMS provides strategy, productivity update

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. outlined an in-depth review of its business and research and development operations

Eisai to acquire MGI Pharma

Eisai to acquire MGI Pharma

Eisai Co. Ltd. and MGI Pharma Inc.recently unveiled a merger agreement

Argenta Discovery announces collaboration with Antisoma

Argenta Discovery announces collaboration with Antisoma

Argenta Discovery Ltd. announced that it entered into a fee-for-service collaboration with Antisoma plc

Research & Development

Stemming the spread of cancer

Stemming the spread of cancer

GSK and OncoMed enter alliance for antibody-based oncology therapies that target cancer stem cells

Novartis taps MorphoSys

Novartis taps MorphoSys

Ten-year program to develop therapeutic antibody pipeline is valued at up to $1 billion.

Heart-stopping research news

Heart-stopping research news

A second FDA-approved tyrosine kinase inhibitor shows cardiotoxicity

Vaccine venture

Vaccine venture

New institute in Switzerland looks to target HIV, TB and malaria

It’s only natural for GSK, Galapagos

It’s only natural for GSK, Galapagos

Companies pair up on natural products for new anti-infectives

BioSeek initiates systems biology compound evaluation collaboration with UCB

BioSeek initiates systems biology compound evaluation collaboration with UCB

BioSeek will apply its BioMAP Systems to evaluate a number of UCB compounds across several target classes

Automation & Instrumentation

Genetic analysis portfolio push

Genetic analysis portfolio push

USB acquisition would accelerate Affymetrix’s development of new genetic analysis tools

Clicking into place

Clicking into place

Invitrogen expands its IP in the area of click chemistry

Collaborators love company

Collaborators love company

Asynt, Grant Instruments work together first, then form Uniqsis

Capital idea

Capital idea

HBIO sells bulk of capital equipment lines to Digilab

Going with the flow (cytometers)

Going with the flow (cytometers)

Beckman Coulter launches Q-Check quality certification
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