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NEW YORK, Jan 5 – Proteomics company Structural Bioinformatics said Friday it has appointed Ian McDonald as vice president of drug discovery. McDonald was previously senior director of chemistry at Merck Research Laboratories.

NEW YORK, Jan 5 - Packard BioScience has decided to terminate its collaboration with Aclara BioSciences in which it was to be the exclusive distributor of Aclara’s Arteas LabCards, a microfluidics array technology, the companies said Friday.

NEW YORK, Jan 5 – Genomics Collaborative, a SNP-detection company, said Friday it has appointed Michael Dougherty as president and chief operating officer.

NEW YORK, Jan 4 - MIT's Whitehead Institute has purchased Sequenom’s MassArray system for use in its high-throughput SNP genotyping projects, Sequenom said Thursday.

NEW YORK, Jan 4 - Phylos, a privately held proteomics company that wants to develop the first high-throughput protein chip, announced Thursday that it had raised $25.1 million in a round of private financing. The Lexington, Mass.-based company's principal investors include Three

NEW YORK, Jan 4 - Life sciences product maker Promega is planning to step into the increasingly busy SNP analysis arena by launching its Readit SNP scoring reagent system in Ap

NEW YORK, Jan 4 – Scientists at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb.

NEW YORK, Jan 4 - Large Scale Biology Corporation said Thursday that it has completed the first version of its human proteome database, the Human Protein Index v1.0. 

NEW YORK, Jan 4 - Informax said Thursday increased sales of Genomax and Vector NTI software would help to drive up fourth quarter revenues to $5.3 million while new bookings of $6.7 million in the quarter would generate strong revenues in the future. In a conference call to dis

This story has been updated from a previous version. NEW YORK, Jan 4 - Incyte Genomics said Thursday it would make a financial contribution to the

NEW YORK, Jan 4 – Structural proteomics company Syrrx said Thursday it has entered into a five-year strategic alliance with the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF).

NEW YORK, Jan 4 – Third Wave Technologies said Thursday it had licensed its Invader genotyping system to Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis for a genotyping study to be sponsored by the NIH.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed, although

NEW YORK, Jan 4 – Affymetrix has granted Genomic Solutions a non-exclusive license to commercialize low and medium density microarrays, the companies announced Thursday.

NEW YORK, Jan 3 - Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science has signed DoubleTwist as the first commercial licensee for its GeneCards Encyclopedia, a web-based interface that offers biomedical information about the structure and function of human g

NEW YORK, Jan 3 – Lexicon Genetics has agreed to use its knockout mouse technology to validate drug targets for Abgenix’ human antibody therapeutics, the companies announced Wednesday.

NEW YORK, Jan 3 - Java could be a killer app for visually modeling genomic data, but several important problems have to be addressed first, according to Shankar Subramaniam of University of California, San Diego.

NEW YORK, Jan 3 – Orchid BioSciences has granted PerkinElmer’s Life Sciences unit an exclusive license to its SNP-it single base primer extension technology for SNP scoring, the companies announced Wednesday.

NEW YORK, Jan 2 – The University of California-Davis is launching a $1 million neurodevelopmental genomics laboratory in its M.I.N.D.

NEW YORK, Jan 2 – Bayer and Zymark of Hopkinton, Mass. have developed a cell-based assay kit that allows laboratories to design assays for any gene target or type of cell and run an automated assay, the companies announced Tuesday.

NEW YORK, Jan 2 - Biogen will use MorphoSys' Human Combinatorial Antibody Library technology to validate drug targets in its genomics programs, MorphoSys announced Tuesday.

NEW YORK, Dec 29 – Paradigm genetics has licensed the Rosetta Resolver gene expression analysis system from Rosetta Inpharmatics and Agilent Technologies, the companies announced Friday. The companies did not disclose the financial terms of the agreement.

NEW YORK, Dec 29 – Framingham Genomics Medicine, which planned to assemble, analyze, and sell data from the 52 year-old Framingham Heart Study, will disband after Boston University and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute denied it access to

NEW YORK, Dec 28 – Applied Biosystems and AP Biotech have both claimed partial victory after a judge issued a pretrial ruling December 22 on whether the co

NEW YORK, Dec 28 – Science may have declared the sequencing of the human genome the top scientific advance of 2000, but Biography is honoring the achievements of the personalities behind the accomplishment.

NEW YORK, Dec 27 - Lion Bioscience will acquire Trega Biosciences in a deal valued at $35 million, the companies announced Wednesday.

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The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

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