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UK ‘unicorn’ Oxford Nanopore bags $65m backing from Amgen

UK ‘unicorn’ Oxford Nanopore bags $65m backing from Amgen

Big biopharma investment good news for gene sequencing company. Amgen has taken a £50m ($66m) minority stake in Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT), a UK company making waves in the genetic sequencing ... Illumina and smaller players like Pacific

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    AstraZeneca is collaborating with numerous firms in this field, including Foundation Medicine, which specialises in next-generation gene sequencing technology. ... People who have BRCA gene mutations have an increased risk of certain cancers, including

  • Under pressure Under pressure

    It is based on technologies, such as bioinformatics, gene sequencing, biomarkers and synthetic biology that make systems biology and systems medicine possible.

  • Harnessing complexity Harnessing complexity

    DNA changes can only be detected with sophisticated machinery that relies on advanced techniques such as real time polymerase chain reactions (PCR) and, increasingly, full gene sequencing. ... Next Generation Sequencing has been gradually increasing in

  • Pharma deals during February 2014 Pharma deals during February 2014

    In the meantime, Roche's pRED group will make use of Discuva's development technology, which uses gene sequencing and bioinformatics to identify targets for multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria,

  • Pharma deals during September 2013 Pharma deals during September 2013

    Strengthening another of its business units, Roche's diagnostic arm announced a licensing deal with Pacific Bioscience for human in vitro diagnostic (IVD) gene sequencing technology, paying $35m upfront and additional ... Antisense technology is

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