MedImmune AstraZeneca Launches Genomics Initiative to Drive Drug Discovery and Development Premium The pharma company will analyze genomic and clinical data from 2 million individuals over the next 10 years to drive drug development across its entire portfolio. Cepheid, MedImmune, COMBACTE Ink Bacterial Dx Collaboration Cepheid will create Xpert cartridge tests to detect S. aureus and P. aeuginosa, to be used in clinical trials for biologics intended to prevent pneumonia. Now Part of AstraZeneca, Definiens Concentrating on CDx, Ramp up into Clinical Space Premium While the deal has provided AstraZeneca and MedImmune access to the tissue phenomics technology, Definiens now has broader and clearer access to patients. AstraZeneca's MedImmune Acquiring Definiens for at Least $150M NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – AstraZeneca today announced its biologics research and development arm MedImmune has reached a deal to purchase digital pathology products firm Definiens. AstraZeneca, U of Cambridge Collaboration to Include R&D into Neurodegenerative Diseases NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – AstraZeneca and its wholly owned subsidiary MedImmune announced on Thursday collaborations with the University of Cambridge, including one aimed at research into neurodegenerative diseases. Jun 17, 2014 NCI, Foundation Medicine, and Five Pharma Firms Kick off Lung-MAP Trial Jun 4, 2014 Ventana to Develop CDx for MedImmune NSCLC Drug Feb 19, 2014 Montreal Heart Institute, Biotechs Launch Personalized Heart Disease Treatment Program May 21, 2013 KineMed, MedImmune Studying Role of Protein Dynamics in Neurodegenerative Diseases Feb 29, 2012 MedImmune Turns to NGS in Collaboration with Shanghai Chest Hospital to Study Lung Cancer Premium Jul 1, 2011 Evotec to Use PhosphoScout Platform in Oncology Biomarker Alliance with Roche Premium Mar 30, 2009 Around the Regions: Mar 30, 2009 Premium Mar 4, 2009 MedImmune Inks Exclusive License Agreement with La Jolla Institute for Asthma Discovery Premium Feb 23, 2009 Around the Regions: February 23, 2009 Premium Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.