Biotech

Ultraviolet and Red Light Kill Infections in Donor Organs

Released on April 15, 2019

Researcher at the University of Toronto in Canada and University of São Paulo in Brazil have developed a method of getting rid of bacteria and viruses from donor organs using…

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Biotech Funding

TissueTech raises $55m

Released on April 12, 2019

TissueTech said that it plans to use a $10 million of the proceeds to …

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Biotech M&A

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene shareholders vote to approve $74B acquisition deal

Released on April 12, 2019

The deal, which marked the first major acquisition of the year, nevertheless faced considerable …

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Biotech FDA Approved

CoaguSense wins FDA clearance for monitoring system

Released on April 5, 2019

CoaguSense (Fremont, Calif.) recently announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for…

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Biotech

Cook Biotech, Progressive Medical ink collaborative sales deal

Released on April 5, 2019

Cook Biotech (West Lafayette, Ind.) announced that it has signed a new sales collaboration with…

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Biotech Diagnostics

NGS and IVD Manufacturer Team up to Improve Clinical Trials

Released on April 4, 2019

What happens when a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) company and an in vitro diagnostics (IVD) Manufacturer join forces?

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Biotech Funding

Loop Medical lands $3.2M grant for blood collection device

Released on April 4, 2019

Loop Medical said today that it has received a $3.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…

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Biotech Diagnostics

Bezos joins Gates-backed Alzheimer’s diagnostics accelerator with new focus on digital biomarkers

Released on April 4, 2019

Bill Gates, the second-richest man in the world, is already backing an effort to…

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Biotech Public Offering

NGM Bio nabs $107M IPO after new Merck deal, poaches Roche exec

Released on April 4, 2019

The biotech filed for a $75 million IPO last year but managed to get…

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Biotech

This device could detect tuberculosis in blood and urine samples

Released on April 3, 2019

The researchers have so far tested the device on eight patients and results have shown that…

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Biotech Diagnostics

Wearable Device Samples User’s Blood to Spot Cancer Cells

Released on April 1, 2019

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) cause metastases of cancer, but they might have a redeeming quality if we could use them as biomarkers for those very cancers.

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Biotech Funding

Prellis Biologics raises $9m

Released on March 28, 2019

Prellis Biologics has raised $8.7 million in a new round of equity financing, according to a recently posed SEC filing.

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Biotech Funding

Prevail Therapeutics raises $50M for gene therapy in Parkinson’s, other neurodegenerative disorders

Released on March 27, 2019

A company developing gene therapies for neurodegenerative diseases has closed a round of financing that it hopes will bring it into clinical development.

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Biotech Orthopedic

MTF Biologics launches ‘groundbreaking’ cartilage allograft

Released on March 25, 2019

MTF Biologics said it has launched a pioneering putty-like cartilage allograft designed to easily fill lesions in the knee, foot and ankle.

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Biotech M&A

Thermo Fisher to buy gene therapy contract manufacturer Brammer Bio for $1.7B

Released on March 25, 2019

A company that makes products for science researchers has bought one of the largest contract manufacturers of viral vectors for gene therapy.

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Biotech MedTech

DeviceTalks partners with MassMEDIC to highlight the Massachusetts medical device ecosystem at DeviceTalks Boston

Released on March 25, 2019

DeviceTalks is proud to announce that it has partnered with MassMEDIC for the second year to bring the MassMEDIC MedTech Showcase to DeviceTalks Boston on June 5-6 at the Seaport World Trade Center.

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Biotech Diagnostics Funding

Sherlock Biosciences Launches with $35M, Aiming to Improve Diagnostic Testing

Released on March 22, 2019

Cambridge-based engineering biology company Sherlock Biosciences this week announced its launch with $35 million in financing — and its eyes are on CRISPR gene-editing tech.

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Biotech

Flagship Pioneering raises $824M in new fund

Released on March 20, 2019

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Flagship Pioneering said Wednesday that it had raised $824 million for the capital pool, Special Opportunities Fund II.

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Biotech

A liquid biopsy that combines Illumina’s ‘ultra-deep’ sequencing with Grail’s machine learning

Released on March 20, 2019

Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have joined forces with DNA sequencing giant Illumina and its liquid-biopsy spinoff Grail to develop a new assay.

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Biotech

Microsoft partners with biotech on ‘biological computing’ and cell DNA programming

Released on March 12, 2019

Microsoft aims to bring its coding skills to bear on biotech, with the goal of building an end-to-end platform for programming the biology of living cells to better produce new medicines and potentially materials that could be applicable to a range of industries.

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Biotech

Smith & Nephew puts up $660m for Osiris Therapeutics

Released on March 12, 2019

Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said today that it agreed to put $660 milli0on on the table to acquire Osiris Therapeutics (NSDQ:OSIR) and its regenerative medicine portfolio.

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Biotech

23andMe launches new diabetes risk test, but experts are wary of its benefit

Released on March 11, 2019

Silicon Valley DNA testing company 23andMe has announced a new test meant to identify genetic risk for Type 2 diabetes, expanding its health products to one of the country’s most widespread chronic conditions.

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Biotech

IBM uses machine learning to detect early Alzheimer’s in blood samples

Released on March 11, 2019

Long before memory loss occurs in patients with Alzheimer’s, the protein amyloid-beta—which has been implicated in the formation of brain tangles that characterize the disease—starts building up in the spinal fluid. Problem is, detecting the protein there requires an invasive procedure that’s done under anesthesia, making it impossible to deploy on a widespread basis for the early detection of Alzheimer’s.

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Biotech

Biocoat achieves ISO 13485:2016 certification

Released on March 7, 2019

Biocoat (Horsham, Pa.) announced today that is has received a certification of registration for the ISO 13485:2016 quality management system.

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