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French life science firm Cytoo announced today that it, Cellectis Bioresearch, and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) are partnering to develop cell-based assays for drug development and toxicology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Promega today announced that it has inked an alliance with Puracyp, under which the firms are combining their cell line and assay technologies in an offering to researchers.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – EMD Millipore today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Seattle-based Amnis, a developer and manufacturer of high-speed cellular imaging instruments.

The German startup is developing T-cell-based diagnostics and also provides cell-based assay testing for pharmaceuticals.

Cosmo Bio will distribute the LightSwitch Luciferase Assay System with marketing and technical support from SwitchGear.

As other regulatory agencies worldwide approve the assay, Allergan estimates that the use of animal-based testing for Botox products could be reduced by up to 95 percent or more during the next three years.

The deal calls for ATCC to produce and authenticate cell banks and production lots of engineered and stock cell lines for use as cellular reagents as Promega creates a line of new cell-based assay systems for biologics.

The grant from NIGMS will be used to develop assays and databases to identify the most clinically significant drug-to-drug interactions involving membrane transporters.

Seahorse Extracellular and Flux Analyzers provide a kinetic method of measuring mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis, the two major energy-producing pathways, in living cells in a microplate, the company said.

Advion is opening a new services facility in Indianapolis, and Eli Lilly will transition its drug discovery bioanalytical capability to the firm.

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US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.