Cyntellect announced this week that it has received a phase II SBIR grant worth $500,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop its laser-based transfection technology.

The technology — known as LEAP, or laser-enabling analysis and processing — involves temporarily permeabilizing cells with a laser so that a variety of molecules, including siRNAs, can be transfected. The laser is also used to destroy untransfected cells, so that researchers end up with a pure set of transfected cells.

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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

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India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.

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This webinar will discuss how Amyris, a biotechnology company that develops renewable products for a broad range of applications and industries, uses large-scale microbial engineering to support its manufacturing processes.