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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Startup Aldatu Biosciences this month received a two-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to finalize development of a novel qPCR-based platform for HIV drug-resistance testing in sub-Saharan Africa.

With the support of the direct-to-Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company aims to develop a thermostablized version of the genotyping test, which it will initially launch in Botswana and Tanzania in partnership with research institutes and public health agencies in those nations.

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In Cell this week: proteomic, genomic, and transcriptomic analysis of endometrial cancer; deep neural network learning-based approach to antibiotic discovery; and more.

Feb
27
Sponsored by
Stilla

Since the publication of the “The Digital MIQE Guidelines: Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Digital PCR Experiments” (dMIQE) in 2013, there has been a large expansion of the applications of dPCR such as single nucleotide variations (SNVs) and copy number variations (CNVs) measurements associated with disease diagnostics.

Mar
18
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will discuss data from a recent real-world comparison study evaluating performance of two cell-free DNA methodologies as first-line prenatal screens.

Mar
31
Sponsored by
Isoplexis

This webinar will discuss the application of single-cell proteomics and immune-imaging in adoptive cell therapy (ACT) for cancer.