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, […]

This week, Illumina, the world’s largest provider of DNA sequencers, acquired Edico Genomics, which offers the DRAGEN (Dynamic Read Analysis for Genomics) platform for NGS secondary analysis, including mapping, alignment, sorting and variant calling. “We believe that our acquisition of Edico Genome is a big step toward realizing the vision of reducing sequencing data acquisition […]

Protein structural analysis is an essential component of developing biotherapeutics. While numerous technologies are used for protein analysis, companies such as RedShiftBio are innovating and building upon techniques such as IR spectroscopy to make protein analysis more simple, cost effective and user friendly. Modern technologies, such as cryo-electron microscopy and neutron scattering (also known as […]

Asia Pacific is one of the world’s fastest growing markets. Within Asia Pacific, Southeast Asia is an emerging economic player. This year, real GDP for ASEAN nations (countries listed in table below) is forecast to grow 5.4%, according to the World Bank’s latest update. Although on par with last year’s growth, the growth rate is well […]

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