Persistent Systems

Persistent is working with the Translational Genomics Research Institute to develop a commercial version of TGen's existing biospecimen management system dubbed Bio4D.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Persistent Systems and the Translational Genomics Research Institute announced they are developing a commercial version of a biospecimen management system.

Persistent Systems has awarded a $100,000 academic research grant to Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing to fund research efforts in the Persistent Indiana Research Center — a research and development incubator that the company has set up in collaboration wit

Persistent will help redesign the software for Life Tech's 3500 Dx Series CE sequencer to meet FDA requirements for clinical use and will be the exclusive provider of tools to integrate third-party assays into the system.

The firms intend to file the software with the US Food and Drug Administration for molecular diagnostic applications.

Persistent said the business, based in Grenoble, France, provides an inroad for the firm to tap into the European life science market.

Agilent also has joined DriverCentral.net, a device driver portal for analytical instrument driver purchases.

Persistent Systems has helped deploy caBIG's caTissue suite for Delaware-based Christiana Care.

Persistent, which offers a broad range of IT services, is betting that the IU alliance will expand its life science capabilities, particularly within the area of second-generation sequencing.

The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

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