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LabCorp to Buy CRO Tandem Labs

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Laboratory Corporation of America will buy the pharmaceutical and biotechnology contract research services company Tandem Labs for an undisclosed sum, LabCorp said today.
 
Under the agreement, Burlington, NC-based LabCorp will buy all of the outstanding shares of Tandem Labs and its parent company, Northwest Toxicology. Tandem will retain its name and management structure and will operate as part of LabCorp’s Esoterix clinical trials group.
 
Tandem offers discovery, preclinical, and clinical drug development services and has around 54,000 square feet of lab space and over 30 LC/MS/MS instruments spread among its branches in Utah, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.