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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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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.