At the half-way point of 2017, scientific tools companies are active on the M&A front. The largest deal announced so far this year was Danaher’s $2 billion purchase of Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT). IDT supplies oligonucleotides for genomic research, diagnostic testing and drug development. Another company known for its industry changing deals is Thermo Fisher […]

According to a new report by the USDA’s Economic Research Service, agriculture research systems in numerous high-income countries that are part of the OECD have been experiencing stagnant or declining funding support, notably in the public sector, even though agriculture research costs have been rising. Along with this, social and cultural standards for food production […]

Total US R&D funding increased a mere 1.7% in 2016 to $457.7 billion in constant 2009 dollars, according to the latest estimates published last week by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This compares to a 3.0% boost in fiscal 2015. The latest figures highlight the shift in funding sources for R&D performed by US businesses, […]

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