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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Japanese stem cell products company Reprocell said today that it has purchased 3D cell culture firm Reinnervate and US genomics services firm BioServe.

Exagen Raises $3.95M

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Rheumatology and autoimmune diagnostics firm Exagen Diagnostics has raised $3.95 million, it said in a regulatory document on Monday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Lophius Biosciences today announced it received a €2.0 million ($2.8 million) investment to fund clinical studies of its flagship product and to develop new products.
The firm also announced a new CEO and changes to its board.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Start-up CellPly has attracted €2 million ($2.8 million) in seed capital investment to support development of its technology for determining patient response to oncology therapeutics.

Symcel this week introduced a new platform called calScreener that can provide real-time cellular bioenergetic measurements of 32 samples at a time.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Promethera Biosciences today announced a collaboration with EMD Millipore to develop "an improved ready-to-use microfluidic perfusion liver assay."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cellectis Bioresearch today announced a collaboration with Axxam to offer integrated discovery services based on genomic engineering technologies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Private equity group Argos Soditic and management members of Cisbio Bioassays today announced that they have acquired Cisbio Bioassays from IBA for an undisclosed amount.
As a result, Cisbio will operate as an independent company.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sanford-Burhnam Medical research Institute said today it has received a grant from the US Department of the Air Force to use cell-based assays to study the potential toxicity of large collections of chemicals.

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Imperial College London researchers are shifting away from testing a COVID-19 vaccine to focus on combating newly emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Independent says.

According to the Associated Press, genetic genealogy has helped law enforcement officials identify an unknown victim of the Green River Killer.

In PNAS this week: target to reduce chemotherapy-induced cardiac injury, tool finds ancient endogenous RNA viruses, and more.

Moderna reports its vaccine is effective against new SARS-CoV-2 strains, though it is also developing a booster, according to the New York Times.