Installing “Smartly Formulated” Receptors Improves Function of Diseased Hearts

Combining gene therapy and protein engineering to "tune" calcium receptors appears to improve heart function in an animal model of heart disease.
A human cell is shown attached to a cantilever to suggest how a new picobalance

Cells Step on the Scale, Show Weight Fluctuations

Fluctuating mass changes measured in individual cells with microscopic picobalance.
Firms claim alliance will guarantee optimized processes for purification and synthesis. [© idrutu – Fotolia.com]

Novasep and instrAction Combine Technologies for Large-Scale Chromatography Services

Firms claim alliance will guarantee optimized processes for purification and synthesis.

Gore PharmBIO Opens Production Plant to Double Capacity

Enhanced cleanroom is key feature. Gore PharmBIO Products opened a new manufacturing facility, which doubles its capacity. Located in Elkton, MD, the site will house a cleanroom that is designed to be more efficient and...
Next step is data analysis and interpretation of genetic regulation in cell proliferation.

CHO Genome Sequenced by BGI and GT Life Sciences

Next step is data analysis and interpretation of genetic regulation in cell proliferation.

In $1B Deal, Merck Sells API Business, 11-Drug Portfolio

The buyer, Dutch generics giant Aspen Group, looks to broaden offerings, global operations

Femta Signs On Lonza to Manufacture Preclinical RA Candidate

Femta Pharmaceuticals signed a manufacturing services and license agreement with Lonza for its lead humanized interleukin 6 mAb called FM101. Femta says that it aims to submit an IND for the rheumatoid arthritis candidate...

Frankenstein Proteins Stitched Together by Scientists

Biochemists implement computer-based protein design strategy inspired by evolution, confirm structural features in the laboratory

TAP Biosystems Partners with Life Tech on New Expression Platform

Officials at TAP Biosystems say they have agreed to collaborate with Life Technologies on the development a cost-efficient, high-throughput protein expression platform.
Synthetic biomaterials can draw on the power of post-translational modification to accomplish temperature-triggered self-assembly

Self-Assembling Lipid–Polypeptide Biomaterials Follow Heat Cues

Synthetic biomaterials draw on the power of post-translational modification to accomplish temperature-triggered self-assembly, which may advance injectability in tissue engineering, as opposed to implantability

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