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LabVantage Licenses Sapphire LIMS System to Undisclosed Biopharma

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — LabVantage said yesterday that it has licensed its Sapphire Laboratory Information Management Suite to an undisclosed “global biopharmaceutical company” that is in the cancer and immunological disease market.
Bridgewater, NJ-based LabVantage said the biopharma will use the technology to automate their research process and establish an enterprise-wide knowledgebase of research data.  
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.