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Leading the Pack

The current issue of MIT’s Technology Review lists what it deems the “50 most innovative companies in the world.” Included among the top public biomedical companies are Alnylam, Illumina, and Nanosphere. Tech Review calls Illumina the “the fastest-growing genomics company.” On the top private biomedical companies list are Complete Genomics, Fluidigm, and Pacific Biosciences. Complete is included for “sequencing human genomes to order” and PacBio’s innovation, according to Tech Review, is: “accurate sequencing in real time.” Also on the list, in the private energy company category are Amyris, Joule Biotechnologies, and Synthetic Genomics.

The Scan

Not Kept "Clean and Sanitary"

A Food and Drug Administration inspection uncovered problems with cross contamination at an Emergent BioSolutions facility, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Resumption Recommendation Expected

The Washington Post reports that US officials are expected to give the go-ahead to resume using Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Canada's New Budget on Science

Science writes that Canada's new budget includes funding for the life sciences, but not as much as hoped for investigator-driven research.

Nature Papers Examine Single-cell, Multi-Omic SARS-CoV-2 Response; Flatfish Sequences; More

In Nature this week: single-cell, multi-omics analysis provides insight into COVID-19 pathogenesis, evolution of flatfish, and more.