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Drug Discovery & Development

News on drug screening, clinical trials, companion diagnostics, immunotherapy, & personalized therapies in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

Single-cell analysis, next-generation sequencing, and synthetic DNA have all been crucial to efforts to find antibodies that could neutralize SARS-CoV-2.

Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz led the round, joined by 8VC, SV Angel, Allen & Co, and several other undisclosed private investors.

The diagnostics firm is conducting a 1,000-person study to find T cell profiles associated with the immune response to COVID-19 and recovery from the disease.

The synthetic biology firm had total revenues of $19.3 million and withdrew its financial guidance for fiscal year 2020 citing uncertainty caused by COVID-19.

Mount Sinai bioinformaticians have quickly pivoted from Lyme disease research to building a reference tool for researchers pursuing COVID therapies. 

Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.

Jun
02
Sponsored by
NanoString

Core facilities support a broad range of scientific studies and must constantly integrate new technologies and analysis to underpin their users’ research. Areas for development include higher multiplex capabilities, greater quantification, correlation to other tools, as well as multi-omics. 

Jul
15
Sponsored by
LGC SeraCare Life Sciences

Cancer immunotherapy is an exciting new advance for the successful treatment of many forms of metastatic cancer.