Ocimum Biosolutions

The company is also planning a new round of financing, and, with consent, banking its samples with the long-term goal of establishing an Indian biorepository.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic today said that it has signed an agreement to acquire the biorepository assets of Gene Logic for $250,000 in cash.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies this week said that it will invest $20 million in expanding its cell culture facility in Inchinnan, Scotland.

Ocimum Biosolutions has rescheduled a planned auction to sell the assets of its genomic services and database subsidiary Gene Logic to accommodate newly identified potential buyers, the company said this week.

Ocimum Biosolutions is seeking a buyer for the assets of genomic services and database subsidiary Gene Logic.
Gene Logic, based in Gaithersburg, Md., is the US subsidiary of Hyderabad, India-based Ocimum. It filed for Chapter 11 in mid-October.

This article has been updated to clarify that the bankruptcy filing only applies to the Gene Logic subsidiary.
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

Sialix this week appointed Norrie Russell president and CEO – a newly established full-time position at the company.

Biosearch has denied all allegations set forth by Life Technologies in a previously filed patent-infringement lawsuit revolving around the use of fluorescence-quenched oligonucleotide probes in PCR, diagnostics, and other DNA analysis applications.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.