Friday, November 14, 2014
North Shore InnoVentures (NSIV), a New England technology incubator and business accelerator, has received a capital grant of $1.65 million from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC). The grant will allow NSIV to expand its current laboratory facilities over the next three years and purchase advanced analytical instrumentation. This grant is part of a larger $5 million award to the Life Sciences Consortium of the North Shore (LSCNS), consisting of Endicott College, Gordon College, North Shore InnoVentures, North Shore Community College and Salem State University, that will fund major lab/facility and equipment upgrade projects at the member institutions and organizations.
Life Technologies, a global biotechnology company, has announced five Innovation Grant recipients in the Digital PCR Applications Grant Program during the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) conference in Boston. Each will receive a QuantStudio 3D Digital PCR System for research projects that demonstrate innovative applications in digital PCR.
Life Technologies, a global biotechnology company, has launched EZQC Online, a web-based tool for quality control management in molecular diagnostic labs. EZQC Online contains three modules: a guidance tool for initial validation and verification of molecular tests, a tool to help labs meet CLIA standards for calibration verifications and a tool for ongoing quality control monitoring that provides an opportunity for peer-to-peer comparisons.
Thermo Fisher Scientific, a healthcare equipment company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Life Technologies, a global biotechnology tools company, for $76.00 in cash per fully diluted common share, or approximately $13.6 billion, plus the assumption of net debt at close ($2.2 billion as of year end 2012).
Life Technologies, a global biotechnology company, has established the Global Influenza Network, a partnership including scientists at a number of the world’s leading government public health organizations, veterinary agencies and research institutes in a collaborative effort to increase the speed and efficiency of influenza monitoring and vaccine development.
CollabRx, a provider of cloud-based expert systems to inform health care decision-making, has formed a multi-year partnership agreement with Life Technologies, global biotechnology tools company for development and commercialization of CollabRx technology and content resources to be used in conjunction with Life Technologies’ global cancer diagnostics development and its laboratory developed test services business.
Knome, a Cambridge, Mass.-based provider of human genome interpretation systems and services, has launched its knoSYS100, the first plug-and-play, fully integrated hardware and software system designed to help researchers in medical and academic institutions interpret human whole genomes.