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Novartis Enters 10-Target Antibody Discovery Deal with AbCellera

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AbCellera, a technology leader in therapeutic antibody discovery from natural immune repertoires, today announced a multi-target and multi-year collaboration with Novartis. Under the agreement, AbCellera will apply its expertise in antibody discovery and its single-cell screening technology to advance programs on up to ten targets elected by …

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Amgen Enters Multi-Target Collaboration with Abilita Bio for its Membrane Protein Technology

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Abilita Bio, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a multi-target research collaboration agreement with Amgen, a world leader in biotechnology. Under the terms of the agreement, Abilita Bio will leverage its proprietary Enabled Membrane Protein (EMP™) technology platform to support Amgen’s …

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Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Robotic Surgery Company Auris Health for $3.4 Billion

New Brunswick, NJ – February 13, 2019 – Focused on creating the next frontier of surgery, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), today announced that Ethicon, Inc., entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Auris Health, Inc. for approximately $3.4 billion in cash. Additional contingent payments of up to $2.35 billion, in the aggregate, …

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Boehringer Ingelheim and IBM Collaborate to Explore Use of Blockchain Technology in Clinical Trials

BURLINGTON, Ontario and MARKHAM, Ontario, Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. and IBM Canada (NYSE: IBM) announced today at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Orlando, Florida, their plans to explore the use of blockchain technology in clinical trials. This collaboration underscores Boehringer …

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FDA Approves Grifols’ Procleix Babesia Assay for Donor Screening on Procleix Panther System

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Grifols, a leading global producer of plasma-derived medicines and a leader in the development of innovative diagnostic solutions, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Procleix Babesia assay, a qualitative assay for the detection of the ribosomal RNA …

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Newly Published Study Shows DecisionDx-Melanoma Prognostic Test Accurately Identified Risk for Patients with Melanoma of the Head and Neck

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Castle Biosciences, Inc., a skin cancer diagnostics company providing personalized genomic information to improve cancer management decisions, today announced the publication of a study highlighting the ability of the DecisionDx®-Melanoma test to accurately determine risk of metastasis in patients with melanoma of the head and neck. Results from …

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Argenx and Halozyme Enter Global Collaboration and License Agreement for ENHANZE Technology

Breda, the Netherlands / Ghent, Belgium & San Diego – argenx (Euronext & Nasdaq: ARGX) and Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO) today announced a global collaboration and license agreement that enables use by argenx of Halozyme’s ENHANZE® drug delivery technology to develop multiple subcutaneous product formulations for current or future argenx …

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OPKO Health Receives FDA Approval for the Point-of-Care Sangia PSA Test with the Claros 1 Analyzer

MIAMI, Feb. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Company’s point-of-care Sangia Total Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test using the Claros 1 Analyzer.  The product is indicated to quantitatively measure total PSA in whole blood from a …

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Centogene Develops New Validation Framework to Optimize Specificity and Sensitivity in Whole Exome Sequencing-Based Diagnostics

ROSTOCK, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CENTOGENE, a rare disease company committed to improving the lives of rare disease patients by providing solutions that accelerate the development of drugs, has published the development of a rationale framework to optimize sensitivity and specificity in whole exome sequencing (WES)-based diagnostics of a clinically heterogeneous patient population …

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Horizon Discovery and Rutgers University Form Exclusive Partnership to Develop Next Generation Novel Gene Editing Technology

CAMBRIDGE, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Horizon Discovery Group plc (LSE: HZD) (“Horizon” or “the Group”), a global leader in gene editing and gene modulation technologies, today announces that it has entered into an exclusive strategic partnership with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (US), to develop and commercialise a novel gene editing …

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