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Researchers identify phosphorylation process vital to cancer growth

17-Feb-2017

Scientists at VIB-KU Leuven have identified a new mechanism that impacts tumor growth. The typical lack of oxygen in tumors doesn't only stimulate proliferation, but also offsets the important role of the protein PHD2 as 'cancer cell killer'. A possible solution lies in blocking the enzyme ...

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Eurofins acquisitions in Spain and Brazil

Villapharma and ASL Análises Ambientais acquired

02-Jan-2017

Eurofins Scientific announces the signing of an agreement to acquire Villapharma Research SL (“Villapharma”) in Spain. The transaction is expected to close in February 2017, upon fulfilment of customary closing conditions. Villapharma provides organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry services to ...

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Brain cells divide the work to recognize bodies

29-Apr-2016

Specific regions of the brain are specialized in recognizing bodies of animals and human beings. By measuring the electrical activity per cell, scientists from KU Leuven, Belgium, and the University of Glasgow have shown that the individual brain cells in these areas do different things. Their ...

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Biocartis and Fast-track diagnostics sign strategic collaboration in infectious diseases

28-May-2015

Biocartis and Fast-track diagnostics announced that they have entered into a strategic collaboration to develop a range of multiplex infectious disease tests to run on the Biocartis Idylla™ system.Biocartis and Fast-track diagnostics plan to collaborate on a new approach to infectious disease ...

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Belgian Start-up UgenTec Receives Funding from European Investors

14-Apr-2015

UgenTec, a start-up company based in Belgium that develops laboratory software for automating PCR based DNA analysis, announced that it has received more than €1m in venture capital funding from a group of Belgian investors and an additional €250,000 in research funds from the IWT, a government ...

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Bio-marker set forms the basis for new blood test to detect colorectal cancer

01-Apr-2015

Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer globally and the second most common cause of cancer deaths. The chance of a cure is high if the cancer is detected early enough, but early detection is not a given. Researchers from VIB and KU Leuven - together with various European ...

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MDxHealth's ConfirmMDx Genes Detect Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer

03-Mar-2015

MDxHealth SA announced that data demonstrating the prognostic value of its ConfirmMDx® for Prostate Cancer genes and technology was presented at the ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium 2015. The data support the ability to predict the presence of clinically significant cancer in biopsy-negative ...

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Trinean to be awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification

05-Feb-2015

Trinean announced that it has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Quality Management System. The auditing and certification were performed by SGS. The certification of Trinean’s Quality Management System relates to the design, research and development, production and sales of ...

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Erwin Blomsma appointed new chairman and Dirk Reyn new vice-chairman of FlandersBio

03-Dec-2014

FlandersBio announced the appointment of Erwin Blomsma as its new chairman and Dirk Reyn as its vice-chairman. Since the appointment of Henk Joos as the new Managing Director of FlandersBio end of 2013, the organisation has been working very hard on the development of its new strategy, has grown ...

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Failed Alzheimer’s test shows in which direction the research should continue

10-Nov-2014

Disappointing results in clinical Alzheimer’s studies discourage doctors and scientists from continuing their research into ɣ-secretases and a possible treatment against Alzheimer’s disease. In Cell, the Alzheimer’s expert Bart De Strooper (VIB-KU Leuven) argues that these studies are not ...

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