Allele to Generate Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and Other Cell Types Under cGMP
Accolade, the market-leading consumer health engagement and influence platform for large employers and payers, today announced that Chris Covill, a seasoned health and benefits strategist, has joined the company as executive vice president of Strategic Partnerships.
Skaltek, an innovative start-up from Troitsk just outside Moscow, has developed technology to apply carbon coatings to medical instruments to make surgeries less painful and more effective, the website of Troitsk’s Technospark innovation center announced. The effort is a joint project between Technospark and the Mordovia Nanotech Center in the mid-Volga area.
Plandaí Biotechnology, Inc. (PLPL) (“Plandaí” or “the Company”), producer of the highly bioavailable Phytofare® catechin complex, today announced that it has received the first purchase order from the Company’s exclusive 3-year agreement to supply USN Worldwide with commercial amounts of Phytofare® catechin complex. The Company expects to satisfy the purchase order, which was received from one of USN’s contract manufacturers in the South African market, this week.
COLOMBIA -- A $100 million Genentech (RHHBY) study on Alzheimer’s treatment is focusing on members of a Colombian family who may carry a rare gene that leads to early onset dementia by age 45, the Wall Street Journal reported this morning. If the trials pan out, it could lead to the development of a drug that could treat the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, rather than help manage symptoms.
WASHINGTON, DC – A new study suggests that an investigational drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) may repair myelin, the fatty material that protects nerves and is damaged in MS, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 18 to 25, 2015.
Berkeley Researchers and Supercomputers to Help Create a Standard 3D Neuron Model Before scientists can unlock the secrets of the human brain, they must fully understand neurons—the cells of our brain, spinal cord and overall nervous system. Thousands of detailed neuron images, from different organisms, currently sit in individual data collections across the globe, comprising several petabytes of data altogether. Despite this plethora of data, made possible with advancements in brain cellular imaging, data standardization is still a major hurdle to gaining an accurate understanding about how neurons work.