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Scripps Florida receives $6 million in NIH grants

May 15, 2010
biotech

The Scripps Research Institute has been awarded a pair of grants totaling $6 million by the National Institutes of Health …Click Here to Read More


Friday. Wallgreens. OTC Genetic testing kit.

May 11, 2010
biotech

UPDATE: Postponed due to FDA enforcement letter. Pathway Genomics, a U.S.-based genetic testing company, today announced that Pathway’s personal genetic …Click Here to Read More


Big Pharma looks at biotech biz

May 10, 2010
biotech

The biotech sector’s knack at innovation seems to come from the small size of most its companies, which reduces bureaucracy …Click Here to Read More


Can Biotechnology save Africa?

May 9, 2010
biotech

The Des Moines Register this week publishes a wide-ranging series on the use of agricultural biotechnology in Africa.


Biotech jobs growing in Florida, long-term payoff unclear

May 8, 2010
biotech

Florida trails biotech leaders California and Massachusetts in many measures, but it has shown promise in some areas. How Florida …Click Here to Read More


Florida Innovation Partners

May 8, 2010
biotech

Business leaders with the Tradition Center for Innovation announced Wednesday the formation of Florida Innovation Partners, an organization that will …Click Here to Read More


Fewer Floridians at BIO

May 8, 2010
biotech

Palm Beach County sent a smaller delegation to the Biotechnology Industry Or-ganization’s BIO convention in Chicago this year than in …Click Here to Read More


Caution Required for Gulf Oil Spill Clean-up

May 4, 2010
biotech

A Berkeley Lab bioremediation expert says extreme caution must be used in cleaning up the fragile Gulf Coast ecosystem in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Oil is a biological product that can be degraded by microbes, whereas detergents used to clean up oil contaminated sites can make a bad situation even worse.


Florida biotech employment up

May 3, 2010
biotech

Florida’s biotech industry is thriving, although the wisdom of the state’s $1.5 billion bet on research labs remains unclear, a …Click Here to Read More


Patent on Human Embryonic Stem Cells Rejected After Consumer Groups’ Appeal

May 3, 2010
biotech

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In what two consumer groups today praised as a victory for open scientific inquiry, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a controversial patent on human embryonic stem cells held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). “This is a major victory for unfettered scientific research that could lead to cures for some of the most debilitating diseases,” said John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's Stem Cell Project Director. The nonprofit, nonpa…