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The firms will use miRNA-based cell characterization workflows and technologies to develop panels for human MSC products and cell banks.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sistemic today announced an agreement with NHS Scotland to develop biomarkers for the early detection of diabetic retinopathy and infective keratitis.
Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sistemic, a microRNA profiling firm, said this week that it has signed a deal under which NeoStem subsidiary Progenitor Cell Therapy will evaluate its stem cell-characterization technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – EMD Millipore today said it is jointly developing a microRNA biomarker-based monitoring methodology with Sistemic for the consistent growth of stem cells in EMD Millipore's Mobius CellReady platform.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sistemic, an miRNA-based products developer, said today that it has received an undisclosed amount of funding from the economic development entity Scottish Enterprise.

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Roslin Cells will use Sistemic's SistemQC service, which applies miRNA profiling to monitor stem cell identity, safety, and differentiation staging.

The firms announced a memorandum of understanding to to promote technologies to standardize the manufacture of stem cells for use in cell therapy and drug development screening.

Sistemic will provide its SistemRNA suite of drug development tools in order to accelerate Redx's preclinical development pipeline of more than 250 new drug candidates.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.