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 Canaccord Genuity Initiates Coverage of Quantum-Si With Buy Rating NIH SenNet Program to Map Rare Senescent Cells Implicated in Human Health Woolly Mammoths Died Out After Climate Shift Eliminated Food Source, Environmental DNA Study Finds Thermo Fisher Scientific Prices $5.85B Senior Notes Offering New Rare Disease Risk Loci Uncovered With 23andMe Participant Data Genomic Studies Presented at ASHG Explore Malaria Responses in West African Children The Scan Just Breathing A new analysis suggests that most Mycobacterium tuberculosis is spread by aerosols from breathing, rather than by coughing, the New York Times reports. Just Like This One NPR reports that the World Health Organization has hired a South African biotech company to recreate mRNA vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 that is similar to the one developed by Moderna. Slow Start The Wall Street Journal reports that Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment had revenues for July through September that totaled $300,000. Genome Research Papers on Cancer Chromatin, Splicing in the Thymus, Circular RNAs in Cancer In Genome Research this week: analysis of bivalent chromatin sites, RBFOX splicing factors' role in thymic epithelial cells, and more.