biomanufacturing Thermo Fisher to Repurchase $2B of its Shares, Acquire BD's Advanced Bioprocessing Business The BD business, which has annual revenues of about $100 million, offers technical services as well as peptones for cell culture media used in biopharmaceutical applications. Horizon Discovery Licenses CRISPR for Use in Cell Lines for Biomanufacturing The firm has secured rights to use CRISPR in cell lines for biomanufacturing and will work with Solentim to increase editing throughput while decreasing costs. Millipore Launches TMA-Based Mycoplasma-Detection Test for Biomanufacturing Premium Millipore claims that its test, which incorporates transcription-mediated amplification technology developed by Gen-Probe offshoot Roka Bioscience, provides a few advantages over PCR-based Mycoplasma testing. Clinical Data Sells Cogenics to Focus on Rx, Biomarkers Premium PGx & molecular Dx Selling Genomics Services Unit to Beckman, Clinical Data Focuses on Rx, Biomarker Programs Premium The approximately $17 million acquisition, announced last week, will have "no impact" on Clinical Data's focus as a pharmacogenomics company, according to CEO Drew Fromkin. Apr 6, 2009 BioRegion Real Estate: Apr 6, 2009 Premium Apr 2, 2009 Beckman Coulter to Pay $17M for Clinical Data's Cogenics Division Mar 16, 2009 Sales Rule in CA's '10 Budget Could Make State More Attractive to Life-Sci Shops, Exec Says Premium Mar 16, 2009 Around the Regions: March 16, 2009 Premium Mar 2, 2009 Minn. Life-Sci Sector Must Expand Focus Beyond Devices, Rx-Discovery, Development Group Says Premium Mar 2, 2009 Mass. to Use $2.5M of Life-Sci Act to Give Younger Researchers Leg-Up in Industry Premium Breaking News Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.