Firefly BioWorks Abcam Gains Multiplexing, miRNA Assays via Firefly Buy; Sees Opportunities in Protein Analysis Premium Abcam was encouraged to buy Firefly BioWorks by its customers, who are more frequently complementing their protein analysis work with miRNA studies. Abcam to Acquire Firefly BioWorks for $28M The all-cash deal gives Abcam access to Firefly's multiplex assay biomarker-detection platform. Firefly Bio Raises $775K, Eyeing $1.5M NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Firefly BioWorks said in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it has raised $775,000 toward a targeted amount of $1.5 million. IP Watch: Illumina, Abbott, Roche, Rheonix, Firefly, Others Win US Patents Premium Lawrence Livermore National Security and The University of California have been awarded US Patent No. IP Roundup: Spanish Scientific Research Council, Callida, Firefly, Harvard, Nestec, and Others Premium The Spanish Scientific Research Council of Madrid, Spain, has received US Patent No. Oct 16, 2013 EMD Millipore to Distribute Firefly BioWorks' microRNA Profiling Assay Apr 18, 2013 Firefly Awards $120K in Research Products under Grant Program Premium Feb 14, 2013 Firefly Launches Grant Program for Company Products, Services Premium Feb 8, 2013 Downloads and Upgrades: PubmiR, Cytoscape 3.0, DNAnexus, and more. Premium Feb 7, 2013 New Products: Firefly's PubmiR Premium Aug 9, 2012 People in the News: NanoString's New VP of Global Sales; Miller Joins Firefly BioWorks Board Premium Jul 26, 2012 People in the News: Victor Ambros Premium May 23, 2012 Firefly Nets $500K Grant from Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Mar 22, 2012 With Funding In Hand, Startup Firefly BioWorks Introduces miRNA Detection Technology Premium Oct 21, 2011 MiRNA Firm Firefly BioWorks Raises $2M Aug 8, 2011 Firefly Nets $2M NCI SBIR Grant for MiRNA Assay Development Breaking News Standard BioTools, SomaLogic to Merge Arima Genomics, Protean BioDiagnostics Launch 3D Genomics Cancer Testing Joint Venture Pathnostics UTI Test Nabs New York State Approval NanoString, A*Star, Next Level Genomics to Launch Spatial Biology Laboratory in Singapore FDA Approves Entrogen's RAS Mutation Detection Kit as CDx for Vectibix The Scan Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants. Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms. Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.