SeraCare Nabs KPL

SeraCare Life Sciences acquired Kirkegaard & Perry Laboratories (KPL), a provider of antibodies and related reagents for the diagnostic and life sciences markets.

Addicted to Aggression? Brain Protein May Hold the Answer

Aggressive behavior and the motivation to act aggressively have distinct molecular bases, each involving the same reward-associated transcription factor, but different types of neurons

Needle-Free Anthrax Vaccine Wins NIAID Contract

Pfenex won a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) contract worth an initial $2.18 million to support development of a dry formulation of the firm’s Pfenex-rPA (recombinant protective antigen) anthrax vaccine that will be suitable for needle-free delivery and stable for long-term storage.

Denali, F-star Launch Up-to-$1B+ Bispecific Antibody CNS Collaboration

The collaboration is intended to generate constant Fc-domains with antigen-binding activity (FcabsTM) that can bind to transporters in the blood–brain barrier

Top 15 Best-Selling Drugs of 2019

GEN publishes its updated annual A-List highlighting the top 15 best-selling drugs of 2019. Eleven of last year’s 15 top-selling drugs registered year-over-year sales gains, with seven of the 11 racking up double-digit increases.

Goji Berry “Superfruit” Compounds May Treat Parasitic Diseases

The Goji Berry “superfruit” is a source of a potential treatment against the parasites that cause schistosomiasis and fasciolosis

Chronix Opens South Dakota Sequencing Lab for Cancer and Rare Disease...

Firm is exploiting platform to develop blood-based DNA assays for disease diagnosis and monitoring.

Aquinox Axes Half its Workforce after Phase III Failure of Lead...

Company lays off 30 and shuts down its U.S. offices in San Bruno, CA, two weeks after Rospitor fails Phase III trial in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome.

Dr. Reddy’s to Apply Aegis’ Intravail Delivery Technology to Marketed Therapeutics

Also, in December 2009, Aegis signed a licensing agreement with Roche, giving the latter access to its ProTek technology.

Medicago Wins $21M DARPA Award to Scale Up Production of Flu...

90,000 sq. ft. facility is to be built for the manufacture of 10 million doses/month.

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