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New insights in survival strategies of bacteria

16-09-2014

Bacteria are particularly ingenious when it comes to survival strategies. They often create a biofilm to protect themselves from a hostile environment, for example during treatment with antibiotics. A biofilm is a bacterial community that is surrounded by a protective slime capsule consisting of ...

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New blood test identifies risk “Sudden Cardiac Death”

27-06-2014

UAntwerp (University of Antwerp), UZA (Antwerp University Hospital), and Multiplicom NV together developed a blood test to determine the genetic risk of “Sudden Cardiac Death” (SCD). This test, called PED MASTR, is already in use at the center of medical genetics of UZA/UAntwerp and will be ...

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New technique tracks proteins in single HIV particle

07-05-2014

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from KU Leuven in Belgium has developed a new technique to examine how proteins interact with each other at the level of a single HIV viral particle. The technique allows scientists to study the life-threatening virus in detail and makes screening potential ...

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Eurofins expands its environment testing footprint in the US

07-05-2014

Eurofins Scientific announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Calscience Environmental Laboratories, Inc. in the US. The transaction is expected to close no later than the 31st of May. Comment from Dr. Gilles Martin, Eurofins CEO: "The addition of Calscience into Eurofins' growing ...

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Ghent University and MDxHealth Collaborate to Establish a Center in Pharmaco (Epi)genomics

04-12-2012

MDxHealth SA announced that it has joined forces with the Ghent University to establish NXTGNT, a new Center in Pharmaco (Epi)genomics.The mission of the Center is to accelerate innovation in personalized medicine by using advanced technology, knowledge and expertise in (epi)genetics. The Center ...

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Pacific Biosciences and Imec Announce Collaboration to Develop Advanced Microchips for Single Molecule Sequencing Applications

26-07-2012

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. and Belgium-based nanoelectronics research center imec announced a multi-year research collaboration focused on the development of advanced microchips for highly multiplexed single molecule genetic analysis. This research and development project will build ...

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Trinean appoints new CEO and secures 2.7 million euro financing

03-05-2012

Trinean NV announced the appointment of Philippe Stas as it’s new CEO, succeeding Dr. Marc Zabeau, who remains a member of the board of directors. Simultaneously, Trinean announced that the company has secured 2.7 million euro of growth financing provided by its existing investors. Prior to ...

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Pepric, a spin-off of imec, successfully concluded a EURO 1.4 million capital round.

30-01-2012

Pepric, a spin-off of imec, successfully concluded a EURO 1.4 million capital round. Pepric develops and commercializes equipment for quantitative molecular detection and imaging to monitor biological processes evolving slowly over time.In other words, Pepric will develop equipment similar to PET ...

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VIB scientists present method to reduce error rate in detecting genomic variants by short-read sequencing

21-12-2011

Despite advanced genome technologies, it remains a major challenge to identify small variations between the hereditary material (DNA) of different individuals. VIB scientists connected to the K.U.Leuven and the University of Antwerp describe in Nature Biotechnology a method that makes it possible ...

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Eurofins announces successful closing of the transaction for a majority stake in IPL SED Nord and IPL Invest

04-11-2011

Eurofins Scientific announces the successful closing of the transaction for a 67% majority stake in each of the two subsidiaries of the Fondation Institut Pasteur de Lille (IPL), namely IPL Invest and IPL Santé Environnement Durable Nord (IPL SED Nord), on the 31st of October, 2011. As previously ...

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