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The University of Lodz will use the system in its gene expression and screening projects.

The firms established a multi-year alliance, under which scientists from the companies will work together to develop hESC-based products for drug discovery.

Appearing in the online editions of Fungal Genetics and Biology and Microbiology, the papers describe the use of Biolog's Phenotype Microarray platform to research secondary pathways in F. graminearum, which is responsible for head blight and crop losses.

The firms are collaborating on providing drug-discovery support services with a focus on predictive toxicology.

Promega's ability to make hepatocytes is limited, so it made sense to partner with a company such as Celsis IVT that specializes in providing cells and other in vitro testing products, a Promega official said.

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.