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Centocor Gains Access to GeneNews' Biomarkers

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GeneNews today said that it has signed an agreement with Centcor granting the drug firm selected access to research from its osteoarthritis genomic biomarker program.
 
Heiner Dreissman, interim CEO and lead director of GeneNews, said in a statement that the firm’s Sentinel Principle, its biomarker-discovery platform, was validated around osteoarthritis. He added that the collaboration is “a source of non-dilutive funding that will contribute to our commercialization efforts.”
 
Further terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.