Tag Archives: Biotechnology

Genentech, HHS Form Drug Development Partnership

The Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with Genentech to develop medicines that can help address national health security requirements under an “other transaction” agreement. HHS’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and the biotechnology firm agreed to share costs of developing a drug portfolio for potential commercialization in compliance …

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Battelle to Develop Biological Threat Assessment Software Under IARPA Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has selected Battelle to create a software platform that can help thwart development of synthetic biological threats. Battelle said Tuesday it will develop the threat assessment platform in support of IARPA’s Functional Genomic and Computational Assessment of Threats program that aims to counter various threats …

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Carahsoft to Offer Agencies Health Research Data via GSA Schedule

Carahsoft has agreed to offer MarketResearch.com‘s healthcare industry research data to government clients via the General Services Administration‘s Schedule contract vehicle. MarketResearch.com said Tuesday its Kalorama Information Knowledge Center provides access to market research in the areas of imaging, medical devices, biotechnology, in vitro diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. Carahsoft will offer complimentary demonstrations of …

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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Unveils On-Demand Cloud Computing Service Built on Red Hat’s Open-Source Platforms

Cambridge, England-based genome research organization Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has begun to offer “science-as-a-service” offering built on Red Hat’s OpenStack and CloudForms open-source technology platforms. The science-as-a-service offering works to standardize the institute’s cloud computing services, facilitate collaboration with biotechnology startups and help users run diverse workloads in cloud environments, …

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Recombinetics to Develop Alzheimer’s, Neurofibromatosis Swine Models for NIH

Recombinetics has secured a pair of grants worth more than $700,000 combined from two National Institutes of Health organizations to create humanized swine models of Alzheimer’s disease and Neurofibromatosis type 2. The biotechnology company will develop the swine models for the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke …

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NIST, Stanford University Enter Partnership to Foster Biotech Measurement Infrastructure

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will collaborate with Stanford University to develop measurement units for biotechnology products and services in sectors such as healthcare, energy and electronics. NIST said Friday the NIST-Stanford Joint Initiative for Metrology in Biology looks to engage academia, industry and government in the development of tools that would …

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Minuteman Security Solutions Lands Army Detection System Contract

Andover, Massachusetts-based security system supplier Minuteman Security Solutions has landed a potential six-year, $24 million contract with options from the U.S. Army to deliver the Integrated Commercial Intrusion Detection System. The Army Contracting Command received three bids for the firm-fixed-price contract through an Internet solicitation process, the Defense Department said Friday. TICIDS is a standardized …

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Battelle’s Matthew Shaw: US, Int’l Partners Focus on Early Bio-Threat Detection Systems

Battelle‘s Matthew Shaw has outlined what he says is a growing focus of U.S. and international government, intelligence and law enforcement organizations on technologies to detect and classify biological threats that are both natural man-made. Shaw, head of the CBRNE defense business within Battelle’s national security segment, writes in a piece published Monday on …

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Maryland Working to Expand Biotech Industry Through Tax Credit Program

The State of Maryland announced it recently received 125 applications for its biotechnology tax credit program valued at $8 million , Baltimore Business Journal reports. Maryland’s biotechnology program provides startup biotech companies and investors with a maximum tax credit of $250,000 The Department of Business and Economic Development will review …

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