Genomic & Biopharma News

Sun Sentinel: Ocean Ridge Biosciences expands to 5,400-square foot facility
Ocean Ridge Biosciences is a survivor in South Florida's fledgling biotech industry. In the past decade, Ocean Ridge has worked with more than 200 academic labs and companies, providing gene-based lab analysis of blood and tissue samples for the development of new drugs and diagnostic tests.
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

Clinical metagenomics, a faster approach to identify secondary infections in hospitalized COVID-19 patients
Scientists have demonstrated that clinical metagenomic detection of microbial communities can improve the management of infections in COVID-19 patients.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-04 13:42:53

Silverback hits Wall Street with chest-thumping $242M IPO
Silverback hits Wall Street with chest-thumping $242M IPO badams Fri, 12/04/2020 - 08:40
Fierce Biotech, 2020-12-04 13:40:44

Sun Sentinel: Ocean Ridge Biosciences expands to 5,400-square foot facility
Ocean Ridge Biosciences is a survivor in South Florida's fledgling biotech industry. In the past decade, Ocean Ridge has worked with more than 200 academic labs and companies, providing gene-based lab analysis of blood and tissue samples for the development of new drugs and diagnostic tests. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

Alzheimer's discovery generates novel drug candidate for early intervention
Alzheimer's discovery generates novel drug candidate for early intervention arlene.weintraub Fri, 12/04/2020 - 08:31
Fierce Biotech, 2020-12-04 13:31:42

Exhaled breath can aid in the diagnosis of cancer
The air we exhale contains information that can assist with the diagnosis of disease. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Project Hub for Microelectronic and Optical Systems for Biomedicine MEOS are now developing solutions designed to enable the analysis of breath gas for this purpose. Although their research focuses on the early detection of cancer, the same principle could also be applied to distinguish between COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-04 13:30:02

Metamaterials can make MRI scans quieter and faster
Magnetic resonance imaging has become an indispensable tool for medical diagnostics. Using metamaterials - printed circuit boards whose properties can be systematically adjusted - can increase measurement sensitivity by a factor of five. Metamaterials can also make scans faster and quieter.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-04 13:26:00

Plasma treatment decreases movement of plasticizers from blood bags
Medical products such as blood bags and tubing are often made from soft PVC, a plastic that contains phthalate plasticizers, which are suspected to be harmful to human health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-04 13:23:02

Researchers develop a promising fix to CRISPR-Cas9's unwanted changes problem
A group of researchers developed a promising fix to CRISPR-Cas9's problem with unwanted genetic changes using a method that allows them to turn off gene-editing until it reaches key cell cycle phases where more accurate repairs are likely to happen.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-04 13:20:29

Blood test helps in identifying markers of COVID-19
Researchers from the Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (IBIS) have presented a study carried out in the Clinical Biochemistry Service of the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital which identifies the values for six biochemical biomarkers that indicate a patient may be infected with SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-04 13:15:51

FRADE project offers effective help with fall prevention for the elderly
Senior citizens who are a little weaker or frail are often prone to falling. The FRADE concept of the Fraunhofer Center AICOS in Porto offers effective help with prevention. Sensor-based analysis of movements serves as a basis for a tailored training program. If the person actually falls, the system alerts the caregiver via text message. FRADE thus closes a major gap in health care.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-04 13:06:19