A group of scientists and physicians at UC San Diego Health and the UCSD School of Medicine has arranged a partnership with five diagnostics markers that it says will bring the health system’s capacity to test for coronavirus to as many... Read more »
The past week brought a sea change in many of our daily lives as the impact of the continued spread of the novel coronavirus altered how we work and play as communities around the world attempt to slow its spread.
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Eureka Therapeutics, which has been developing methods to facilitate the development of cell therapies that can treat solid cancers, has raised $45 million to prove out its technologies in the clinic.
To enhance its chances of success, the Emeryville, CA-based company... Read more »
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The story of the “canary in the coal mine” is an advanced warning of danger. The metaphor originates from when miners used to carry caged canaries... Read more »
Three hundred Takeda employees from the Japanese pharma giant’s California research center have been working from home for 10 days straight.
Neurocrine Biosciences, one of the few commercial-stage biotechs in town, is working to ensure the animals housed in its vivarium... Read more »
Investor sentiment still backing growth for pharma and biotech sectors, but the length and severity of COVID-19’s impact globally has yet to be seen.
Confirmation that the coronavirus has reached pandemic status on 11 March has darkened the mood worldwide, raising... Read more »
Vancouver-based biotech AbCellera Biologics has identified more than 500 antibodies that could potentially be turned into medicines to treat the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus. Now scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with which the company has been working to prepare... Read more »
Dutch molecular diagnostics company Qiagen said Tuesday it would “dramatically” ramp up production of the components needed for the RNA extraction kits used to detect the novel coronavirus in a patient sample.
Isolating genetic material from a biological sample is a... Read more »