Biotools

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Spanish firms Biotools and 2B BlackBio today announced a licensing deal that allows Silanes Laboratories to develop and commercialize diagnostic kits based on their technologies.

The newly formed company will next year begin offering nutrigenomics services on arrays developed by BioTools' spinout BlackBio. The chips could appeal to food companies in India as well as laboratories offering food intolerance testing.

The Spanish research products firm has agreed with Kilpest to establish an India-based joint venture to supply the South Asian health and agriculture research communities.

The alliance provides Biotools with a distribution network in Italy.

The Spanish distributor Biotools will supply training in a collaboration with INGEMM.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.

Popular Mechanics reports that Caltech researchers have built a prototype nanobot using DNA.

The Sacramento Bee writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing connected a woman to sperm donor-conceived half siblings.

In PLOS this week: gene expression catalog for sheep, viral diversity among respiratory samples from camels, and more.