Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

MolecularMD, Asterand Bioscience Form Biomarker Alliance

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – MolecularMD has partnered with Asterand Bioscience to provide its biopharma customers with an end-to-end workflow for biomarker and cancer drug target validation, and assay development, the companies announced today.

Under the terms of the deal, MolecularMD will access Asterand's human tissue procurement, characterization, and research services to assist with the development of custom clinical trial assays and companion diagnostic products for its clients. Specific details were not disclosed.

The alliance, MolecularMD President and CEO Dan Snyder said in a statement, "will help our broad client base accelerate their pipeline decisions and dramatically improve the efficiency of the clinical trial and commercialization workflow."

The Scan

Not Immediately Told

The US National Institutes of Health tells lawmakers that one of its grantees did not immediately report that it had developed a more infectious coronavirus, Science says.

Seems Effective in Kids

The Associated Press reports that the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children appears to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic disease.

Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats

US intelligence warns over China's focus on technologies and data related to the bioeconomy, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Campylobacteriosis Sources, Inherited Retinal Dystrophies, Liver Cancer Prognosis

In PLOS this week: approach to uncover source of Campylobacteriosis, genetic risk factors for inherited retinal dystrophies, and more.