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German technology firm Biametrics announced this week that it would expand its relationship with MorphoSys following a successful preliminary study that paired Biametrics' microarray technology with MorphoSys' therapeutic antibodies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Bio-Rad Laboratories said today that it has closed its acquisition of antibody manufacturer AbD Serotec, a division of MorphoSys, for around €53 million ($70 million) in cash.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Rad Laboratories announced yesterday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire antibody manufacturer AbD Serotec for €53 million ($69.7 million) in cash.

Vermillion has nominated Paul Sohmer to stand for election to its board of directors at the company's upcoming board meeting.

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Danaher's board of directors approved a quarterly dividend of $.025 per share payable on Jan. 27, 2012 to holders of record on Dec. 30, 2011.

Morphosys this week presented its new antibody technology Ylanthia, the next generation of the company’s HuCAL platform.

Morphosys said it has agreed to a three-year extension of its ongoing research partnership with Japanese pharma firm Shionogi.

Morphosys announced that its AbD Serotec division has signed an agreement with the Moredun Research Institute and the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute to develop reagents for veterinary research.

Genedata said this week that MorphoSys has licensed Genedata Biologics, its research and development data management platform, to support efforts to develop therapeutic antibodies.

The agreement grants Merck access to the company's HuCAL Gold antibody library for research purposes, as well as the option to upgrade to Morphosys's HuCAL Platinum library.

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A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.