Broad Buys Ninth Colony Picking System from Genetix
The Broad Institute has chosen the Genetix QPix2XT colony picking system to help it standardize its genome sequencing operations, the company said last week.
The Institute now owns nine Genetix QPix2XT instruments and has installed them in its sequencing laboratory, the company said.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
GeneGo Gets $100K SBIR Grant from NIEHS to Analyze Networks from Toxicogenomics Data
GeneGo has received a Phase I SBIR grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to analyze cellular signaling networks activated in response to drugs and toxins, the St. Joseph, Mich.-based company said last week.
The company did not list the amount of the grant, but according to an NIH database, GeneGo received a $98,648 grant from NIEHS this month for a 6-month project, entitled "Networks From Toxicogenomics Gene Expression Data."
In the first phase of the project, GeneGo will re-analyze publicly available data using its MetaCore platform.
Sigma-Aldrich to Distribute Corning's Plastic Lab Products
Sigma-Aldrich and Corning Life Sciences announced a pact last week to offer a more streamlined distribution channel for Corning's customers.
According to the partners, US customers will be able to place orders through Sigma-Aldrich for virtually all of Corning's plastic lab products, as well as its Pyrex glassware line. The distribution system will use Corning's own product numbering system.
PerkinElmer, BD Declare Dividends
PerkinElmer's board last week agreed to issue a $.07 dividend to existing shareholders on Aug. 12. The dividend applies to all shareholders of all record at the close of business on July 22, the company said.
Meanwhile, Becton Dickinson's board declared a quarterly dividend of $.18 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 30 to shareholders of record on June 9.