NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Caprion Pharmaceuticals and Ecopia Biosciences have agreed to merge to form a new company that is focused on drug development, and then sell off Caprion’s proteomics business, the companies said today.
 
The firms said they expect to divest Caprion’s CellCarta proteomics unit within a year, and then will solely pursue oncology and infectious disease therapeutics. The new company will have three clinical therapeutic programs nearing commercialization, the companies said.  
 

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The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

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