Life Science Consumables

Company Announcements

Horizon Discovery named Dr. David Smoller, chief business officer, to its Board in November 2014.

TriLink BioTechnologies appointed inVentis Technologies as a distributor for India.

BioPointe Scientific named Cambio as its UK distributor.

Cellular Dynamic appointed Susan A. Willetts to its Board in November 2014. She is an advisory director of Goldman, Sachs & Co.

ReachBio Research Labs named Funakoshi as a Japanese distributor for its human primary-cell product line for the life science–research markets.

AMSBIO agreed to distribute Luxcel Biosciences’ 96- and 384-well phosphorescence- and fluorescence-based assays.

Horizon Discovery gained exclusive rights to supply services on Adarza BioSystems’ multiplex immunoassay technology.

In December 2014, GE Healthcare Life Sciences signed a license agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT for intellectual property related to the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-engineering system for research purposes.

Sigma-Aldrich Sigma Life Sciences entered into an agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT for use of CRISPR/Cas technology.

Organova appointed Kirk D. Malloy, PhD, senior vice president and general manager of Life Sciences at Illumina, to its Board.

Abcam named Sue Harris to its Board in December 2014. She was formerly with Lloyds Banking.

Product Introductions

Cawthron Institute announced in October 2014 a distribution agreement with Sigma-Aldrich for its marine biotoxins, which are used as reference materials.

SomaLogic launched the SOMAmer Discovery Service for providing “fit-for-purpose” SOMAmer reagents.

Thermo Fisher Scientific introduced in November 2014 the Lipofectamine MessengerMAX, a high-efficiency transfection reagent for mRNA delivery in neurons and primary cell types.

InVitria released Zap-SR (serum reducer) cell-culture supplement for reducing fetal bovine serum requirements.

Bio-Rad Laboratories introduced the VivFlx Cell Viability Assays for assessing the viability of cells for flow cytometry and cell sorting. It is compatible with fixation.

SGI-DNA launched the Gibson Assembly HiFi 1 Step Kit for simple and rapid construction of genes, gene clusters and genetic pathways in a one-hour, one-step reaction.

In December 2014, Affymetrix introduced the PrimeFlow RNA Assay, a flow cytometry assay capable of simultaneous detection of RNA and protein at single-cell resolution.

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