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Transcriptic Robotics

Bringing WFH to Every Wet-Lab

The coronavirus global health crisis has driven companies to look for creative ways to get work done. While IT companies had little trouble resorting to zoom, slack and other collaboration tools, there is very little we as wet lab researchers could do, other than re-apply for grants and keep polishing our research papers. However, researchers […]

COVID19

Types of Covid Vaccines and How Soon Can You Get Inoculated

Pharmaceutical companies around the world are rushing to manufacture and distribute a viable vaccine. There are five main approaches being taken to develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2/COVID19, with several biotechnology companies, academic organisations and pharmaceutical companies employing different technologies in the race to bring their vaccine candidate to clinical trials. The World Health Organization hopes that a vaccine […]

Andreessen Horowitz Launches BioFund III

Andreessen Horowitz’s led a16z fund has announced a new $750M bio fund: Bio Fund III focusing on engineering and biology based companies involved in R&D. Driven by Vineeta Agarwala, Jorge Conde, Vijay Pande, and Julie Yoo, the fund is redefining what bio means. Now under BioFund III all Tech, biotech, and healthcare systems are being merging and treated […]

Illumina Launches its Cheapest Full Sequencer for No One

Illumina announced the release of its sub $20,000 desktop sequencer aimed at diagnostic labs at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference last week. The iSeq 100 designed with an new 2-Dye preparation technology that speeds up preparation time. While the cost and speed of sample preparation are a major upgrades, these upgrades are not a huge […]

Magnetic Stimulation to Be Used as an Alternative to Anti-Depressants

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the number of people with depression have increased by 18% since 2005. Researches show that antidepressant medications work only upto 60 – 70%, despite that lots of money is spent on them each year. Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is one of the few […]

Viome gut bacteria

IBM Watson Gets Curious About Gut Microbiome, Goes Digging w/ Viome

  Gut microbiome seems to have become the new mystery of the human body after genetic code to pique the interest of biotech researchers as well as motivated billionaires. Viome, a microbiome focused startup founded by billionaire Naveen Jain has partnered with IBM Watson to apply Machine-learning to the area of gut microbiome. Viome just didn’t […]

LabWorm: Discover Latest LabTools in One Place

LabWorm is a new website highlighting new and existing tools meant for researchers on a daily and weekly basis. The site is similar to ProductHunt, a website that highlights viral products and services, but with a focus primarily on tools meant for researchers. LabWorm has already garnered praise from its users for helping them discover […]