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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Mission Bio, a startup founded last year to commercialize PCR-activated cell sorting (PACS) technology developed at the University of California, San Francisco and the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), has been awarded a pair of National Institut

Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco, and the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, or QB3, have published a study demonstrating how picoinjection can be used to precisely and efficiently add reagents to individual digital PCR reaction volumes

The expansion, which will quadruple the amount of incubator space that QB3 currently operates, is designed to quench the growing thirst of life science startups for incubator space at Mission Bay.

Approximately one year after Pfizer and the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences inked a three-year, $9.5 million drug-discovery pact, the alliance is now overseeing seven projects combining scientists from various Pfizer sites and QB3-affiliated researchers at UC-San Francisco.

The UK has given emergency authorization for Pfizer and BioNTech's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, the Associated Press reports.

A US advisory committee says healthcare workers and nursing home residents should be prioritized to receive a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Financial Times.

The Wall Street Journal reports North Korean hackers have targeted half a dozen companies developing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

In Cell this week: long-term SARS-CoV-2 shedding, examination of the effects of a coronavirus spike protein mutation, and more.