Category Archives: Press Release

Bruker Presents New Scientific Instruments at Analytica 2016

Bruker Corporation introduced new scientific instruments and analytical solutions at the Analytica Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology held this month in Munich. The new tools improve sensitivity and productivity in the pharmaceutical, applied and industrial markets. Applied and Pharmaceutical Markets The SENTERRA II is a Raman microscope with various acquisition modes to optimize spatial resolution […]


BioViva’s CEO Claims to Have Longer Telomeres After Gene Therapy

BioViva reported last week that the company’s CEO, Elizabeth Parrish, successfully reversed biological ageing after being treated with the biotech’s therapies. The Seattle-based company confirmed that Parrish reversed 20 years of telomere shortening thanks to an experimental gene therapy. BioViva aims to provide regenerative medicine solutions through gene and cell therapies. The company is involved in several research lines to […]

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FDA Allows Release of HIV Diagnostic Device

The medical technology company Beckton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell the FACSPresto™ and the FACSPresto™ CD4/Hb Cartridge, two systems designed to detect lymphocytes and hemoglobin in HIV/AIDS patients’ blood. The FACSPresto system is a 6 kg fluorescent imaging cytometer and absorbance spectrometer that obtains absolute […]

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Somagenics Secures NIH Funding for Degraded RNA Quantification Technology

Somagenics, a biotech company specialized in small RNA technologies, has received a second NIH grant to develop a method to quantify mRNA from degraded samples. The resQ-RNA is a quantitative real-time PCR of fragmented samples. The I-SBIR grant will be used to fund assays with a whole new range of RNA targets, including transcripts involved in […]


SCIEX Presents High-Resolution Mass Spectrometer

SCIEX will present the  X500R QTOF System at ArabLab (March 20-23, 2016). The new high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) instrument has been designed taking into account the input of professionals from routine food, forensics and environment labs. The new system has improved balance, scalability and productivity. HRMS systems are typically complicated to operate, with cumbersome interfaces and […]

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Sanofi Pasteur Launches a Zika Virus Vaccine Project

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines department of Sanofi, has announced a project to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus (ZIKV). The company will leverage their expertise in the development of vaccines against similar viruses like dengue, yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis. Sanofi’s research and development expertise and industrial infrastructure -crucial to create Dengvaxia, their licensed vaccine […]

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A New Method to Perpetuate Human Stem Cell Cultures

An international team of researchers from several institutions led by the University of Bath have developed a new method to detect and preserve human stem cells in culture. The new technique keeps active a genetic sequence that is always found active in naive stem cells. The study was published in the journal Nature Protocols. Naive embryonic stem cells […]

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Nicoya Launches New Surface Plasmon Resonance Instrument

Nicoya Lifesciences has launched OpenSPR-XT, a new, affordable, fully-automated surface plasmon resonance instrument. OpenSPR-XT can provide affinity, kinetics and specificity measurements for proteins, antibodies, nucleic acids and small molecules. The spectrophotometer was presented at PepTalk 2016 (The Protein Science Week) in San Diego, CA. Nicoya Lifesciences is a nanotechnology company that produces sensors. The OpenSPR line of […]