Connecting the Microbial Ecosystem

The Microbiome – A Growing Field Within Research and Development An emerging field of research across multiple industries is the study of the microbiome. Understanding the components of the microbiome, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, impacts food production, animal health, environmental restoration and, perhaps most importantly, human health. We now understand that the human…

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WRIB 2018 – A Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis

A Collaborative Workshop to Discuss Bioanalysis The Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis (WRIB) gathers industry and regulatory leaders from around the world, to discuss challenges in the discovery and development of bioanalytical, biomarker, and immunogenicity assays. The FDA, Regeneron, Pfizer, MHRA, Sanofi, EMA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Biogen were just some of the presenters from this…

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Analytica Undergoes a Digital Transformation

Digital Technology to Improve Lab Operations This week in Munich, Germany, 1170 exhibitors from forty-five countries came together for Analytica, the 26th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology.  While vendors, including Thermo Fisher Scientific, certainly showed off the latest advancements in instrumentation hardware, there was a decidedly more digital focus this year. Analytica…

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Driving Medicinal Crop Growth and Production

A Growing Market for Medicinal Crops Physicians are increasingly seeing the medical benefits of treating patients who suffer from chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, lupus, arthritis, nerve damage, and back injuries with medicinal crop treatment regimes. In part, the transition to medicinal crops from other pain relieving treatments is due to the…

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Pittcon 2018 Roundup

Enabling Science Through Cloud-Based Innovation Since it began in 1950, Pittcon has become “the world’s leading annual conference and exposition on laboratory science.”1   Every year major product innovations and acquisitions are announced at Pittcon.  Last year, Thermo Fisher Scientific announced the acquisition of Core Informatics to complement Thermo Fisher’s existing informatics solutions and its cloud…

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Antibody Profiling

Assays to Predict Developability Antibody therapies are not novel. The first FDA approval and commercialization for an antibody therapeutic was in 1986 for Orthoclone OKT3, which was approved for prevention of kidney transplant rejection (Ecker et al. 2015). As of today, there are 78 monoclonal antibody treatments on the market to treat a wide variety…

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Rapid Innovation in NGS is Changing Healthcare

The Next Evolution in Precision Medicine Dr. Eric Shadt, the CEO and Founder of Sema4 and Dean for Precision Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, recently presented a GenomeWeb Webinar entitled Rethinking Healthcare with Better Tools, More Information and Deeper Analysis. Sema4 is at the forefront of precision medicine and is…

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Trends in Sequencing

Announcements from the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference The 35th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare conference was held last week in San Francisco. It kicked off with a keynote by Bill Gates, and was filled with exciting announcements and discussions about global health and the scientific and technical innovations that make advancing precision medicine possible. Over 400…

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New Apps for Small Molecule Discovery

Increase Functionality from Design to Downstream Testing The Drug Discovery Solution for the Platform for Science is expanding, with the release of three new applications to the Platform for Science Marketplace. This set of applications delivers new functionality which can be leveraged throughout small molecule discovery workflows. Users can now request the synthesis of compounds,…

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Sema4, Thermo Fisher’s Core Informatics Deepen Their Ties

Just months after major changes at each company, Sema4 is deepening its ties with Core Informatics. Sema4, spun out of New York’s Mount Sinai Health System in June, recently agreed to implement several modules of Core Informatics’ Platform for Science, including a laboratory information management system, at its two major lab facilities. Click Here to…

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