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Roche: FDA approves Foundation Medicine’s FoundationOne CDx, the first pan-tumour comprehensive genomic profiling assay incorporating a broad range of companion diagnostics

On December 7, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Roche: FDA approves Foundation Medicine’s FoundationOne CDx, the first pan-tumour comprehensive genomic profiling assay incorporating a broad range of companion diagnostics

Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved FoundationOne CDx™, Foundation Medicine’s comprehensive companion diagnostic assay for personalised oncology care1. FoundationOne CDx supports physicians in clinical decision-making by providing a report that describes the unique genomic profile of the patient’s…

BGI AND HUMMINGBIRD DIAGNOSTICS SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

On December 7, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on BGI AND HUMMINGBIRD DIAGNOSTICS SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

Collaboration in miRNA-based molecular diagnostic applications for neurodegenerative disorders SHENZHEN, HEIDELBERG, December 6, 2017 – BGI, one of the world’s leading genomics organisations, headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, P. R. China, and Hummingbird Diagnostics GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany, an innovator in miRNA-based diagnostic tests from blood for early disease detection, today announced…

DKFZ: Protective human anti-malarial antibodies induced by natural parasite exposure.

On November 30, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on DKFZ: Protective human anti-malarial antibodies induced by natural parasite exposure.

No effective vaccine exists to date against the tropical disease malaria. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now studied how the human immune system responds to natural infection by the malaria parasite. Analyzing individual immune cells, they discovered that the immune system produces antibodies that are protective…

Heidelberg University: DFG grants millions for lipid research and research in plant processes

On November 28, 2017, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, With Comments Off on Heidelberg University: DFG grants millions for lipid research and research in plant processes

The Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 83 “Molecular Architecture and Cellular Functions of Lipid/Protein Assemblies”, a joint network in lipid research of the universities of Heidelberg, Dresden, and Bonn, will continue its work in a third funding period. After a successful evaluation, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved funds of about…

EMBL: 2 EMBL researchers awarded prestigious ERC grants

On November 28, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on EMBL: 2 EMBL researchers awarded prestigious ERC grants

Takashi Hiiragi and Lars Steinmetz received Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) Two EMBL group leaders have joined a long list of EMBL principle investigators to receive prestigious ERC grants to support research in their labs. Takashi Hiiragi, a group leader in the Developmental Biology Unit in Heidelberg…

Nine “Highly Cited Researchers”: Heidelberg Most Successful German University

On November 22, 2017, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Comments Off on Nine “Highly Cited Researchers”: Heidelberg Most Successful German University

International evaluation names researchers whose publications have been quoted most often worldwide On the list of highly cited researchers, that has just appeared, Heidelberg University is represented with nine researchers. This international evaluation names researchers whose publications have been quoted most often worldwide in the natural sciences, social sciences or…

BioMed X and Boehringer Ingelheim start new joint research group in bacterial modulation of innate immunity

On November 22, 2017, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, With Comments Off on BioMed X and Boehringer Ingelheim start new joint research group in bacterial modulation of innate immunity

Heidelberg, Germany, November 22, 2017 – BioMed X announced today the start of a new joint research group with Boehringer Ingelheim at the BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg. The focus of the group will be to identify novel regulatory pathways within the innate immune system, through understanding molecular mechanisms…

EMBL: High-res Ebola model could spark new questions

On November 15, 2017, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, With Comments Off on EMBL: High-res Ebola model could spark new questions

High-res Ebola model could spark new questions By peering into the strands of the Ebola virus (pictured here), researchers were able to create a 3D model of the nucleocapsid. IMAGE: NIAID (CC BY 2.0) EMBL researchers create highest resolution 3D model of important structure within Ebola virus Although the ravages…

Technology Park Heidelberg: Life Science Accelerator-Teams belegen ersten und zweiten Platz des Hightech-Award CyberOne

On November 15, 2017, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, With Comments Off on Technology Park Heidelberg: Life Science Accelerator-Teams belegen ersten und zweiten Platz des Hightech-Award CyberOne

Life Science Accelerator-Teams belegen ersten und zweiten Platz des Hightech-Award CyberOne Gewinner CyberOne (Bild: Eva-Maria Markutzik) Am Montagabend wurde der Hightech-Preis CyberOne im Europapark Rust verliehen. Der Preis zählt zu den begehrtesten Auszeichnungen des Landes Baden-Württemberg für Hightech-Gründer. Zwei der vom Life Science Accelerator geförderten Teams überzeugten die Jury mit…

Hummingbird Diagnostics GmbH and Saarland University Collaborate in Early Disease Detection Based on Molecular Markers

On November 14, 2017, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, With Comments Off on Hummingbird Diagnostics GmbH and Saarland University Collaborate in Early Disease Detection Based on Molecular Markers

miRNA Experts Sign Framework Agreement HEIDELBERG and SAARBRÜCKEN, November 14, 2017 – Hummingbird Diagnostics GmbH, specialized in early disease detection using molecular markers derived from blood, and Saarland University agreed on a comprehensive framework agreement regarding an expanded collaboration in the field of molecular diagnostics. The work aims at the…