Biosearch Grants Micronics Rights to Its Nucleic Acid Assay Chemistries

Micronics will use fluorophores and quencher dyes, including Black Hole Quencher (BHQ), CAL Fluor, and Quasar dye technologies, in infectious disease tests.

Nabriva Therapeutics Raises About $22M to Advance Drug-Resistant Antibiotic Pipeline

Existing investors Nomura Phase 4 Ventures, HBM Partners, Wellcome Trust, GLS Ventures, and Novartis Venture Fund participated in the most recent round.

EMD Chemicals and MitoSciences to Develop Assays for Drug Toxicity and...

The companies will co-develop multiplex immunoassay products for MitoSciences’ WideScreen™ BeadPlex™ platform. EMD Chemicals is affiliated with Merck KGaA.

Novavax Taps Xcellerex to Bolster Flu Vaccine Production

Xcellerex’ FlexFactory biomanufacturing platform will be used to create large-scale manufacturing process for swine flu (H1N1) virus-like particle vaccine.

GSK’s Seasonal Flu Vaccine Green-Lighted for Use in Children

FDA reports that Fluarix can now be used in those three years and older. FDA has approved GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) seasonal influenza vaccine, Fluarix, for use...

DiscoveRx Technologies to Support Evotec’s HTS Services

Evotec and DiscoveRx inked a co-marketing deal for the screening of GPCR’s and other targets. Evotec will have access to DiscoveRx’ PathHunter™ and cAMPHunter™...

OriGene Acquires Marligen to Fortify Gene-Centric Toolbox

Marligen offers protein and gene-expression profiling assays, testing services, and reagents. OriGene Technologies is taking over Marligen Biosciences to enhance its gene-centric product portfolio. Marligen...

Fluofarma Teams Up with Roche to Develop Hepatotoxicity Tools

Fluofarma signed a multiyear collaboration agreement with Roche focused on developing new tools for predicting the hepatotoxicity of early-stage drug candidates. The companies aim...

Hydra and Cubist Ally to Further Ion Channel Drugs for Pain...

Hydra’s focus has been on compounds that target the TRPA1 receptor, which is believed to have an important role in pain management.

Formatech to Donate Services to Formulate and Fill a GeoVax HIV...

Formatech will aseptically fill and finish one lot of the vaccine for use in support of GeoVax’ upcoming clinical trials under its Fillanthrophy Program.