Category Archives: RESEARCH

Spare parts from small parts: Novel scaffolds to grow muscle

Australian biomedical engineers have developed a 3-D material that successfully mimics nature to transform cells into muscle. …read more Source:: Spare parts from small parts: Novel scaffolds to grow muscle       Continue Reading

Can you eat cells? Computer model predicts which organisms are capable of phagocytosis

Researchers have created a computational model capable of predicting whether or not organisms have the ability to ‘eat’ other cells through a process known as phagocytosis. The model may be a useful tool for large-scale microbe surveys and provides valuable insight into the evolution of complex life on Earth, challenging ideas put forward in recentContinue Reading

New prescriptions of Allergan’s Esyma on hold

Doctors are not to prescribe Allergan’s Esmya for uterine fibroids in the UK while European regulators carry out a safety review of the drug. …read more Source:: New prescriptions of Allergan’s Esyma on hold       Continue Reading

Shire, Microsoft and EURODIS form rare diseases alliance

Shire has teamed up with Microsoft and EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe in a strategic alliance aiming to tackle the diagnostic challenge for patients living with a rare disease. …read more Source:: Shire, Microsoft and EURODIS form rare diseases alliance       Continue Reading

Merck and three partners start ExploreBio, a € 20 million pre-seed investment initiative in Israel

Merck and three partners start ExploreBio, a € 20 million pre-seed investment initiative in Israel

Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced ExploreBio, a pre-seed-investment vehicle by four investment funds targeted at early-stage companies in the biotechnology landscape in Israel. For this purpose the strategic corporate venture capital arm of Merck has partnered with Arkin Holdings, Pontifax and WuXi AppTec to create the € 20 million pre-seed investmentContinue Reading

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