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Novo Nordisk and bluebird bio in research agreement

14 October 2019 | 1:49 pm
Novo Nordisk and bluebird bio in research agreement
The two companies have entered into a three-year research collaboration to jointly develop in vivo genome editing treatments for genetic diseases, including haemophilia. During collaboration, bluebird and Novo Nordisk will focus on identifying a development gene therapy candidate with the ambition of offering people with haemophilia A a lifetime free of factor replacement therapy. The […]
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Jonas Lindqvist is the new Director of Operations at AMRA

11 October 2019 | 11:56 am
Jonas Lindqvist is the new Director of Operations at AMRA
Jonas Lindqvist brings with him decades of leadership experience in a regulated environment which was a critical factor in the selection process, states the company. As AMRA focuses on operational excellence, Lindqvist’s status as a Six Sigma Black Belt further secured the decision to ask him to join the team at this pivotal time in the company’s growth […]
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ChemoTech obtains two patent approvals

11 October 2019 | 11:32 am
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The company has received the final notice from the Swedish patent Authorities (PRV) for two of its patent applications. ChemoTech is a Swedish medtech company that has developed a technology platform to offer cancer patients who cannot be treated with conventional methods access to a new treatment alternative, Dynamic-ElectroEnhanced Chemotherapy (D-EECT). These new patents will […]
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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet awarded EUR 19 million in ERC Synergy Grants

11 October 2019 | 10:34 am
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet awarded EUR 19 million in ERC Synergy Grants
Two research projects at the institute have been awarded synergy grants from the European Research Council (ERC). In total, the researchers and their international partners were awarded about EUR 19 million (SEK 209 million) over a six-year period for studies that aim to widen our understanding of disease-causing fat cells and unlock new cancer treatments. […]
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After the US buyout of UmanDiagnostics – more jobs to Umeå

11 October 2019 | 10:18 am
After the US buyout of UmanDiagnostics – more jobs to Umeå
Following the $22.5 million acquisition of Umeå-based UmanDiagnostics by major US biotech company Quanterix more people are now being hired at its offices in Umeå. “Demand for our products is extremely high in the global marketplace and we’re probably looking at hiring even more people in the future,” says Niklas Norgren, CEO of UmanDiagnostics. Acquired […]
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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry awards the creation of a rechargeable world and has paved the way for pacemakers

9 October 2019 | 10:23 am
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry awards the creation of a rechargeable world and has paved the way for pacemakers
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 was awarded jointly to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.” This lightweight, rechargeable and powerful battery is now used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles. It can also store significant amounts of energy from solar and […]
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Nobel Special: Frances H. Arnold – Better than Nature herself

9 October 2019 | 7:34 am
Nobel Special: Frances H. Arnold – Better than Nature herself
Read Chris Tachibana’s exclusive interview with Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2018 Frances H. Arnold and her bold approaches to optimizing enzymes for society’s benefit. “I’m interested in big questions,” says Frances Arnold. And nothing stops the 2018 Chemistry Nobel Laureate from answering them. Arnold, the California Institute of Technology Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, […]
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Research breakthrough in sex chromosome regulation

9 October 2019 | 6:52 am
Research breakthrough in sex chromosome regulation
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have uncovered a chromosome-wide mechanism that keeps the gene expression of sex chromosomes in balance in our cells. The findings shed light on molecular reasons for early miscarriage and could be important for the emerging field of regenerative medicine, states Karolinska Institutet in their press release. One active copy per cell […]
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Nobel Special: Chemistry Laureates 2018 George P. Smith and Sir Gregory Winter

8 October 2019 | 7:51 pm
Nobel Special: Chemistry Laureates 2018 George P. Smith and Sir Gregory Winter
Phage display is used to discover antibody therapies including Humira for rheumatoid arthritis, Portrazza for cancer, and Benlysta for lupus. The 2018 Chemistry Nobel Prize honored three scientists for evolving, screening, and optimizing proteins: George P. Smith, Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, and Sir Gregory Winter, Master of Trinity College, […]
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She will lead the work on combating sexual harassment at the academia

8 October 2019 | 11:56 am
She will lead the work on combating sexual harassment at the academia
Associate Professor Annika Vänje is the newly appointed research leader for a research and collaboration programme aimed at combating sexual harassment within academia which was started this past spring. In March, a national research and collaboration programme was launched to combat sexual harassment and gender-based vulnerability within academia. The initiative was conceived by Karolinska Institutet […]