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The moves underscore a growing belief in industry and academia that the cell-derived vesicles could be the biomarker of choice for next-generation tests and therapies.

The Swiss biopharmaceutical company said it undertook both deals to develop new therapeutic and diagnostic applications based around exosomes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Precision BioSciences said today that it is suing Lonza Group and a number of its affiliates for patent infringement.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson announced the latest round of winners of its BD Biosciences Research Grant Program. Winners will receive $10,000 worth of research reagents for their projects.

Lonza now offers kits and services featuring Roche's MycoTool detection kits for final release testing of pharmaceutical products, upon validation. In the meantime, Lonza continues to develop its own pharma QC products, including mycoplasma detection assays, on BD's automated testing platform.

The MycoTool PCR-based test is the first commercial nucleic acid testing-based detection system for mycoplasma biosafety testing of approved biological products.

BD Diagnostics and Switzerland's Lonza have inked an agreement to develop and commercialize Lonza's microCompass molecular assays on the BD Max system for pharmaceutical quality-control testing.

Lonza's microCompass assays will facilitate rapid detection for total bioburden load, sterility testing, Mycoplasma, and other specific organisms, the two firms said.

BHB, founded in 2006, is betting that the new service offering will generate both new revenues and additional sales of its StellARray and XenoQ plate-based PCR kits.

Lonza is distributing Bar Harbor BioTechnology's new tools under an exclusive agreement.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.