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FDA, NIH create 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory S...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) today, as part of an on-going interagency partnership, have awarded a total of up to $53 million to fund tobacco-related research in fiscal year 2013 to create 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS). Despite decades of work to reduce tobacco use in the United States, it continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and...

Battered Helicos Files for Chapter 11

Battered by years of rough financial sledding and tough competition from rival next-generation sequencing companies, Helicos Biosciences filed Thursday for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. In its filing (Case 12-19091) in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, Helicos listed $15.478 million in liabilities and only $3.503 million in assets. On the day of its...

StemCyte and UC Davis Tethered in Umbilical Cord B...

StemCyte entered an agreement with the UC Davis Umbilical Cord Blood Collection (UCB) Program to advance the collection, processing, and registration of high quality and diverse cord blood cells from California mothers for public banking. According to the company, the agreement is the first of its kind under California’s statewide program. Legislation signed into law in 2010 called for the University of California to...

Developing Chicken-Derived mAbs

Crystal Bioscience and Integral Molecular launched a research collaboration to generate panels of chicken monoclonal antibodies against undisclosed therapeutic GPCR and ion channel targets. According to the firms, the collaboration will leverage the synergy between Integral Molecular’s Lipoparticle technology for immunization with native conformation multispanning membrane proteins and Crystal’s GEM technology...

Developing a New Blood Test for Multiple Sclerosis

DioGenix formed an alliance with Fast Forward, a subsidiary of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, to develop a novel blood test for multiple sclerosis (MS). Fast Forward will provide up to $500,000 as part of a Sponsored Research Agreement that will enable DioGenix to expand an ongoing clinical trial of its MS diagnostic, MSPrecise™, a next-generation sequencing assay that measures changes to the adaptive immune...

HPV Vaccine Benefits Women with HIV

A vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) may benefit women with HIV, even if they have already been exposed to HPV, according to a study released by an NIH research network. The study, published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes in an article titled “Prevalence and Risk Factors for HPV in HIV-Positive Young Women Receiving Their First HPV Vaccination”, notes that more than 45% of women...
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