Firefly BioWorks

Abcam was encouraged to buy Firefly BioWorks by its customers, who are more frequently complementing their protein analysis work with miRNA studies.

The all-cash deal gives Abcam access to Firefly's multiplex assay biomarker-detection platform.

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.

Lawrence Livermore National Security and The University of California have been awarded US Patent No.

The Spanish Scientific Research Council of Madrid, Spain, has received US Patent No.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – EMD Millipore, a division of Germany's Merck KGaA, announced this week that it has signed a deal to become the global distributor of Firefly BioWorks' SmartRNAplex microRNA profiling assay.
Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Firefly BioWorks said this week that it has awarded $120,000 in grant funding to support 12 projects that involve the profiling of large numbers of samples over multiple microRNA targets.

Firefly Bioworks said this week that it has established a grant program designed to support microRNA research by a scientist or engineer from any academic or non-profit research institution.

This week, Firefly BioWorks released PubmiR, a free search engine for microRNA pathways.

New Products: Firefly's PubmiR

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Firefly Bioworks has released PubmiR, a search engine specifically dedicated to microRNA pathways.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.