BioSeek DiscoveRx Acquires BioSeek NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DiscoveRx today said that it has acquired BioSeek, maker of the BioMAP platform of cell-based disease models for drug screening. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BioSeek Gets $47M Contract for ToxCast Program NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioSeek today said that the US Environmental Protection Agency has extended the firm's contract to participate in the ToxCast screening program. Cellzome Uses New, High-Throughput Kinobeads Platform to Develop Inhibitor for PI3K Isoform Premium A research team led by scientists at proteomics firm Cellzome has developed a selective inhibitor to the PI3 kinase isoform PI3Kγ. BioSeek Extends ToxCast Participation Cellzome to Use BioSeek Platform in Inflammatory Diseases Research Cellzome will use the BioMap platform in its inflammatory disease drug discovery projects. Jun 14, 2010 Asterand Subsidiary to Screen Amylin Library May 4, 2010 Eisai to Use BioSeek's Drug Modeling Platform Mar 23, 2010 BioSeek to Collaborate with Ono Nov 18, 2009 Asterand to Acquire BioSeek Jun 30, 2009 BioSeek to Continue in ToxCast Program Jun 10, 2009 BioSeek Extends Merck Profiling Plan to 2012 Mar 20, 2009 EPA Presents Phase I ToxCast Data for First Time, Extends Acea's Participation for One Year Premium Breaking News Lander, Collins Offer Vision for Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health LetsGetChecked Partners With California Department of Public Health for COVID-19 Sequencing BTIG Initiates Coverage of Berkeley Lights With Buy Rating Quest Diagnostics to Offer Biocept's Target Selector NGS Lung Cancer Test Novacyt 2020 Revenues Surge on Strong Demand for SARS-CoV-2 Testing Products Leidos Wins CDC Bioinformatics Contract Worth up to $13M The Scan Could Cost Billions NBC News reports that the new Alzheimer's disease drug from Biogen could cost Medicare in the US billions of dollars. Not Quite Sent The Biden Administration likely won't meet its goal of sending 80 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad by the end of the month, according to the Washington Post. DTC Regulation Proposals A new report calls on UK policymakers to review direct-to-consumer genetic testing regulations, the Independent reports. PNAS Papers on Mosquito MicroRNAs, Acute Kidney Injury, Trichothiodystrophy In PNAS this week: microRNAs involved in Aedes aegypti reproduction, proximal tubule cell response to kidney injury, and more.