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Microsoft and HP offer more info about their cloud partnership
TODAY | Computerworld | Hewlett Packard Enterprise outlined new details about its hybrid cloud partnership with Microsoft in an announcement Tuesday, saying it will provide a new hardware product that integrates with the Azure cloud platform and build its software to take advantage of Microsoft's offerings. more

Human Longevity Acquires Cypher Genomics, Genomics Interpretation Software
| Bio-IT World | Human Longevity this morning announced that it has acquired Cypher Genomics for an undisclosed amount. Cypher has 14 employees who will join HLI including Cypher CEO and Co-founder, Ashley Van Zeeland, Ph.D., who is now the head of HLI's Pediatric Business. more

Microbiome Startup uBiome Will Sequence Poop for the CDC
| Wired | uBiome has announced a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a standardized way of measuring disruptions and changes to the human microbiome. more

Systematic CRISPR Knockouts in Cancer Cell Lines
| The Atlantic | CRISPR-Cas9 experiments are revealing which human genes are essential, and which matter specifically to cancer cells. more

Quanterix Upgrades Simoa Instruments, Preparing for 2016 IPO
| Diagnostics World | Quanterix, the Lexington, Mass.-based creator of a high-throughput protein analysis instrument, is overhauling its hardware and software as it prepares for a more commercial stage in its development. more

Complete Genomics Loses Staff, Delays Revolocity as BGI Seeks Support for BGISEQ-500
| Bio-IT World News Brief | Complete Genomics of Mountain View, Calif., is undergoing a big shakeup under the direction of its Shenzhen-based owner BGI, reorganizing as a research site developing assays for the BGISEQ-500 and cutting short the launch of its Revolocity clinical sequencing system. more

Mosquito Gene Drive Appears Successful in the Lab
| STAT | Scientists have used the CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing tool to create mosquitoes that block the malaria parasite instead of transmitting it - and rapidly spread their modified DNA to nearly all their descendants. more

Thermo Fisher Prepares for NGS Cancer Testing with Pharma Partners
| Bio-IT World | Thermo Fisher Scientific announced this week that it will be creating a next-generation sequencing test as a companion diagnostic in cases of non-small cell lung cancer, partnering with Novartis and Pfizer. more

Oxford Nanopore's Software Side
| Bio-IT World | Oxford Nanopore, creator of the handheld MinION DNA sequencer, recently revealed its first user-facing tool for genetic interpretation, a species identification workflow called What's in my Pot? The tool, designed by Oxford's software spinout Metrichor, hints at the company's ambitions to bring DNA analysis to a much wider audience, as the MinION broadens notions of who can perform sequencing and where. more

Engineering a Promising Drug Candidate for Alzheimer's Disease
| ULSAN, SOUTH KOREA - Nov 24, 2015 - Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most well-known and common form of dementia. It is also a progressive, degenerative brain disease whose cause is not fully understood, however, amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides, metal ions and reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been suggested to be involved in AD pathogenesis more

sciNote - First Open Source Scientific Notebook Released On Kickstarter
| BOSTON, MA - Nov 26, 2015 - The creators behind sciNote - an open source electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) - believe that laboratories deserve reliable and easy-to-use software at affordable prices more

Genome Korea in Ulsan Launched
| ULSAN, KOREA - Nov 25, 2015 -  The Ulsan 10,000 Genome Project, entitled the "Genome Korea in Ulsan" has been launched in Ulsan Metropolitan City on the 25th of Nov more

Genedata Announces AstraZeneca Standardizes on Genedata Screener as its Global Screening Platform
| BASEL, N/A, SWITZERLAND - Nov 20, 2015 - Genedata, a leading provider of advanced software solutions for drug discovery and life science research, today announced it has signed a five-year license agreement with AstraZeneca more

| NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - Nov 19, 2015 - Nottingham, UK – Juniper Pharma Services, a subsidiary of Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNP), has reinforced its early stage capsule filling expertise with the expansion of its Xcelodose® powder micro-dosing system as part of its suite of GMP capabiliThe move by the contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) follows demand from its clients to develop the technique to complement its development services and help get new molecules to Phase I clinical trials quicker more

| - Nov 18, 2015 - Cogstate Ltd (ASX: CGS), leaders in the measurement of cognition in clinical trials, is pleased to announce that their iPad-based computerized cognitive assessment technology has been selected for use in a multicenter Phase IV observational study to assess the tolerability of two approved drugs for the treatment of Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC) more

BC Platforms Appoints Mark Daly as Chairman of its Scientific Advisory Board and Expands Senior Management Team in the US
| HELSINKI, FINLAND - Nov 16, 2015 - BC Platforms today announced that it has appointed Mark Daly as the Chairman of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and expanded its senior management team who will be located at its new US headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA more

Dr. Adam Marsh of Genome Profiling, LLC to Present at the Cancer Diagnostics Conference in San Franc(1)
| NEWARK, DE - Nov 12, 2015 - Genome Profiling, LLP (GenPro), an epigenetic biomarker discovery company to clinical research institutions, biopharma and diagnostics companies, announced that Adam Marsh, Ph more

Dr. Adam Marsh of Genome Profiling, LLC to Present at the Cancer Diagnostics Conference in San Francisco on November 16, 2015
| NEWARK, DE - Nov 12, 2015 - Genome Profiling, LLP (GenPro), an epigenetic biomarker discovery company to clinical research institutions, biopharma and diagnostics companies, announced that Adam Marsh, Ph more

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