DiscoveRx

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.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Compugen and DiscoveRx today announced a collaboration to commercialize specially designed peptides matched with specific G protein-coupled receptor targets.

By Adam Bonislawski
Two papers published in the current edition of Nature Biotechnology add significantly to the publicly available data on the specificity of kinase inhibitors.

Starting in the first quarter of 2011, DiscoveRx plans to add its own panel of cell-based assays to the KinomeScan service as an offering.

The co-marketing agreement will give Jubilant’s drug developer customers cell-based screening services.

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

DiscoveRx will provide GSK with access to its beta-arresting parental cell lines, clones, and associated reagents.

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.