BioFocus

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioFocus today said that it has signed an agreement to offer ChanTest's cell line library and Channel Panel profiling services.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioFocus will offer its customers Activiomics' proteomics services for identifying novel biomarkers for diagnostics and targets for new drugs, the companies said today.

BioFocus has launched an FLT screening and profiling service using Almac's Flexyte assay platform and is offering services against targets such as proteases, phosphatases, and kinases.

BioFocus will provide Genentech with integrated medicinal chemistry, in vitro biology, and ADME services.

The two-year extension could bring in $8.6 million for Galapagos.

The Galapagos subsidiary will conduct high-content screening and a range of other services for CHDI's Huntington's disease drug development programs.

Galapagos expects its drug discovery services operations to bring in around €70 million in 2010 revenues.

BioFocus will offer DiscoveRx's GPCR and cAMP assays as part of its screening services.

The companies will offer target discovery screening and biomarker services.

University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.