Skip to main content

Empire Genomics Licenses Roswell Park's Genomics Libraries, Accesses Labs, Personnel

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Empire Genomics has licensed Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s genomic libraries, and will temporarily use its laboratory space, equipment, and expertise, RPCI said today.
 
Empire Genomics, a spin-out of RPCI and the University of Buffalo that offers human and mouse BAC microarrays, is developing a prenatal and postnatal diagnostic array using RPCI’s genomic libraries that will test for 100 different microdeletions, including those linked to various diseases.
 
Empire President and CEO Anthony Johnson said the company expects to continue to operate out of RPCI’s labs for around a year, and then to move into new facilities on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, near the RPCI.
 
Johnson said the company expects to hire as many as 60 new staffers over the next five years.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

The Scan

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.