Monday, February 19, 2018

bio technology

bio technology
Huah Hua, a cloned long tailed macaque monkey is seen at the Non-Primate facility at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai

Chinese Scientists Break Key Barrier by Cloning Monkeys

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) Chinese scientists have cloned monkeys using the same technique that produced Dolly the sheep two decades ago, breaking a technical...
Colonies of E. coli bacteria are seen in a microscopic image

Drug Companies Told to Do More to Tackle ‘Superbug’ Crisis

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) Drugmakers' response to the threat posed by "superbugs" remains patchy even after years of warnings, according to the first analysis of...
Scientist prepares protein samples for analysis in a lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, Britain.

Biotech M&A Takes Off as Sanofi and Celgene Spend $20 Billion

By Ben Hirschler, Sudip Kar-Gupta and Michael Erman (Reuters) Biotech deal activity exploded on Monday with French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S.-based Celgene spending a combined...
A man receives an eye exam

Drugmakers See a Pricing Blueprint in An $850,000 Gene Therapy

By Caroline Humer SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Global drugmakers are looking to a tiny biotech's $850,000 therapy for a rare type of blindness as a model for...
Patients receive eye exams in a file photo

Spark’s Price for Luxturna Blindness Gene Therapy Too High: ICER

By Bill Berkrot (Reuters) The proposed price for Spark Therapeutics Inc's <ONCE.O> groundbreaking one-time gene therapy for a rare form of blindness is far too high,...
Pipes are displayed for sale in the cannabis themed cafe chain Tokyo Smoke in Toronto

High Tech, High Finance and High Times for U.S. Pot Industry

By Angela Moon and Chris Prentice (Reuters) Two years ago, Alan Gertner was head of Google's Asia-Pacific sales team in Singapore, handling more than $100 million...