Gentel Biosciences

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Intuitive Biosciences today announced an agreement to purchase the animal health and research tools assets and businesses of Gentel Biosciences for an undisclosed amount.
The deal is expected to close during the second quarter.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gentel Biosciences today announced a licensing deal with Oregon Health & Science University covering viral antigens for use on its Colony Surveillance Assays.

Gentel has acquired the SilverQuant trademark from Eppendorf, which it will apply to its protein array technology platform.

The patent covers a "high-throughput method of screening for a biomarker indicative of a disease" and includes "methods utilizing a microarray to measure the glycan level of a protein."

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Agilent Technologies' SurePrint G3 Human CGH+SNP Microarray, Gentel Biosciences' APiX Simian Pathogen Array

The companies are developing kits that combine Gentel's APiX technology and RayBiotech's collection of more than 55 antibody and protein arrays on a glass slide format.

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BAC, Gentel Biosciences, Phoenix S&T, Waters

Gentel plans to add 50 new kits to its product portfolio by the end of the year, as it transforms itself from being a services-oriented business to one that derives the bulk of its sales from products.

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Gentel Biosciences' APiX Disease Profiling Kit, Randox Laboratories' Metabolic Syndrome Arrays

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Gentel Biosciences, GE Healthcare

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.