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Quanterix Upgrades Simoa Instruments, Preparing for 2016 IPO
TODAY | 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

How Genetics Defines, and Redefines, Biological Sex
| Nature News | The idea of two sexes, divided neatly by X and Y chromosomes, is simplistic. Biologists are now finding a fascinating number and variety of ways genetics can defy the binary. more

Deep Genomics Closes Seed Round of $3.7m
| Bio-IT World | Deep Genomics this morning announced the closing of $3.7 million in seed financing. Funding was led by True Ventures of the Bay Area with participation from Bloomberg Beta and other global angel investors. more

Former Biogen R&D Chief Emerges at $80M Startup Pursuing Cancer Alzheimers
| Forbes | Doug Williams left one of biotechnology's biggest jobs, at Biogen, in July. Now we know why. Williams is now the founding CEO of Codiak Biosciences, a Cambridge, Mass.-based startup. The little company is announcing today it has raised $80 million in committed venture capital spread over two installments. more

NCBI Plans Genomics Hackathon
| NCBI News | In early January, NCBI will host a genomics hackathon with teams taking on network analysis of variants, structural variation, RNA-seq, streaming data and metadata, and more. 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

Scientists Publish Unique Genomic Discoveries with Single Molecule, Real-Time Sequencing
| ST. LOUIS, MO, UNITED STATES - Nov 11, 2015 - A new paper released in Nature today reported the virtually complete draft genome of Oropetium thomaeum, a grass species that can regrow after exposed to extreme drought when water becomes available more

NewLeaf Symbiotics Receives Key US Production Patent
| ST. LOUIS, UNITED STATES - Nov 11, 2015 - The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted NewLeaf Symbiotics US Patent No. 9,181,541 for its Microbial Fermentation technology more

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