Bina Technologies

AstraZeneca'sVarDict was designed to more accurately identify complex tumor mutations in DNA and RNA sequencing data even in samples with low tumor content.

AstraZeneca will use the Bina Genomic Management Solution to support genomic data analysis as part of its drug development in three therapeutic areas.

Roche also said that it is paying up to $121 million for Bina Technologies.

Roche will integrate Bina in the first quarter of 2015 and incorporate its technology into the Genia sequencing system.

Bina will be integrated into the Roche Sequencing Unit in Q1 2015 and will develop its informatics solution for Roche's sequencing systems. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Bina Technologies a $1 million contract to conduct genomic analyses as part of the VA's Million Veteran Program, Bina said today.

This week, Bina Technologies released the Bina Annotation Platform, a new cloud-based addition to its genomic analysis product suite.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bina Technologies said today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Appistry that will allow the former to include runtime licenses for the latter's Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) and Cancer Genome Analysis (CGA) suite.

Bina Technologies has added four new members to its advisory board.

Personalis has hired Deanna Church to the position of senior director of genomics and content.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.