GE Healthcare Unveils New Life Sciences Business

Chalfont St Giles, UK – GE Healthcare has announced the creation of GE Healthcare Life Sciences – a new business, involving the combination of two existing businesses – Protein Separations and Discovery Systems and is effective immediately. By this move GE Healthcare confirms the company’s ongoing investment and commitment to the protein and life science [...]

Affymetrix and Abbott Enter Into Licensing Agreement

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–Affymetrix Inc. (Nasdaq:AFFX) announced that Abbott Molecular, a division of Abbott, has obtained a non-exclusive, worldwide license to a number of Affymetrix patents that will allow it to manufacture and sell comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) microarrays, related readers and software in the research and diagnostics field. Details of the license were not disclosed.

Thermo Obtains Exclusive License for Electron Transfer Dissociation (ETD) Technology from the University of Virginia

SAN JOSE, California – Thermo Electron Corporation has concluded a licensing agreement with the University of Virginia for Electron Transfer Dissociation (ETD), an innovative new ion fragmentation technology that provides sequence information not available from conventional methods currently in use on ion trap mass spectrometers.

Applied Biosystems Expands Line of TaqMan(R) MicroRNA Assays; Nearly 300 Individual Assays for Human, Mouse, and Rat MicroRNAs Now Available Online

FOSTER CITY, Calif & WASHINGTON–At the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, Applied Biosystems (NYSE:ABI), an Applera Corporation business, announced the commercial availability of 300 individual TaqMan(R) MicroRNA Assays (also known as miRNA assays) for human, mouse, and rat studies. MicroRNAs, one of the smallest entities in the human genome responsible [...]

Microsoft Corp. announced the formation of the BioIT Alliance

BOSTON — At the Bio-IT World Magazine World Life Sciences Conference + Expo, Microsoft Corp. announced the formation of the BioIT Alliance, a cross-industry group working to further integrate science and technology as a first step toward making personalized medicine a reality. The alliance unites the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, hardware and software industries to explore new [...]

Applied Biosystems and SAIC-Frederick, Inc. to Collaborate on NCI-Funded Genotyping Studies for Cancer Research

Applied Biosystems (NYSE:ABI), an Applera Corporation business, today announced at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) that it has entered into a collaboration with the Core Genotyping Facility, SAIC-Frederick, Inc., a contractor for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), on a series of biomarker studies for cancer research. The NCI-funded [...]

YSI Sells Temperature Line to Focus on Environment Business

Yellow Springs, OH – YSI has sold its Precision Temperature business to Measurement Specialties for $14 million in cash. YSI Temperature makes temperature sensors and instruments for the aerospace, military, medical and patient monitoring markets. “After closely examining our portfolio and strategically reviewing key product lines, we recognized that what we do best is instrumentation, [...]

Cell Biosciences Introduces a Nano-fluidic Immunoassay Platform for Protein Measurement and Identification

PALO ALTO, Calif., — Cell Biosciences announces the introduction of the Firefly(TM) 3000 automated blotless immunoassay workstation for quantitative measurement of cell signaling and protein expression. The Firefly system is designed to leverage the knowledge and intuition of life science researchers by introducing automated parallel analysis into their laboratory operations. The heart of the Firefly [...]

Syagen Sells 1,000th PhotoMate(R) APPI Source

TUSTIN, Calif.,– Syagen Technology Inc., an analytical instrumentation company, has announced the sale of its 1,000th PhotoMate(R) atmospheric pressure photoionization (APPI(R)) source. PhotoMate is available on nearly every liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) system and is sold directly through Agilent, Bruker, Thermo Electron, Waters, and Shimadzu. Syagen is the technology and market leader in photoionization mass [...]

Fieldbus Foundation Names Siemens Executive

AUSTIN, Texas, ­ The Fieldbus Foundation announced that Hans-Georg Kumpfmueller, president of the Siemens AG Process Instrumentation & Analytics Division, has been named to its board of directors. Kumpfmueller joins other leading executives in the key automation industry post. In addition to Chairman John Berra of Emerson Process Management, current foundation members include: Kenneth Deken, [...]

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