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Roche acquires DNA sequencing technology company Stratos Genomics

Roche acquires DNA sequencing technology company Stratos Genomics

Roche acquisition of Stratos Genomics : Swiss pharma giant Roche has acquired US-based early-stage DNA sequencing technology company Stratos Genomics for an undisclosed price. The transaction is expected to help Roche advance the development of its nanopore sequencer through the access to Sequencing by Expansion (SBX), Stratos Genomics’ unique chemistry. Roche said that once developed, […]

Traveler brings Novel Coronavirus in US from Chinese city Wuhan

Wuhan Coronavirus cases in US : The deadly Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV infection) has made its way to the US owing to the return of a traveler from China, as confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The first Novel Coronavirus case in US has been reported from Washington State after a patient […]

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Icosavax, a new vaccine development company, launched in Seattle

Icosavax, a new pharma company, focused on developing vaccines against infectious diseases, has been launched in Seattle, Washington. The vaccine development company is backed by $51 million capital raised through a Series A financing round led by Qiming Venture Partners USA. Other investors in Icosavax are Sanofi Ventures, Adams Street Partners, and NanoDimension, alongside continuing […]

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Neoleukin completes merger with Aquinox Pharmaceuticals

US biopharma company Neoleukin Therapeutics has wrapped up a previously announced merger with Canadian pharma company Aquinox Pharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Vancouver, Aquinox Pharmaceuticals focused on discovering and developing novel therapeutics for conditions related to inflammation, inflammatory pain, and blood cancers. On the other hand, Neoleukin creates next-generation immunotherapies by using its de novo protein design […]

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