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.

The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.