Carrot: Curbing Smoking Addiction in America

| March 20, 2019

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If we could develop innovative technology such as a personal sensor to track the amount of carbon monoxide in a smoker's lungs, then this and other types of interventions could help change the behaviors around smoking and potentially save 500,000 lives annually in the U.S. alone.

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CLICK4TAG SAS, créée en décembre 2014, développe et commercialise des solutions innovantes permettant de détecter/dénombrer/concentrer rapidement des microorganismes pathogènes. Elle proposera d'ici moins de deux ans des kits d'identification ou de dénombrement rapide de Legionella pneumophila, bactérie responsable de la Légionellose.

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Top 10 biotech IPOs in 2019

Article | February 24, 2020

The big question at the start of 2019 was whether the IPO window would stay open for biotech companies, particularly those seeking to pull off ever-larger IPOs at increasingly earlier stages of development. The short answer is yes—kind of. Here’s the long answer: In the words of Renaissance Capital, the IPO market had “a mostly good year.” The total number of deals fell to 159 from 192 the year before, but technology and healthcare companies were standout performers. The latter—which include biotech, medtech and diagnostics companies—led the pack, making up 43% of all IPOs in 2019. By Renaissance’s count, seven companies went public at valuations exceeding $1 billion, up from five the year before

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Ruminating on Bioprocessing 4.0

Article | February 24, 2020

The Bioprocessing 4.0 concept seeks to apply automation and technology to the digital transformation of biologics manufacturing. As the paradigm moves forward, it faces barriers to its adoption, according to Eric Langer, president of BioPlan Associates. “Perhaps the greatest challenges involve unsecured links and adapting the applications to areas where automation is critically needed today,” says Langer. “Unresolved security issues could seriously affect a company’s data in a regulated environment, so they will need to have iron-clad anti-hacking protection in place. Unfortunately, cyber security is not yet a top focus for the industry.”

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Wisconsin biotech companies could play key roles in long-term economic recovery from COVID-19 pandemic

Article | February 24, 2020

Whether it’s called a modern “Manhattan Project” or a medical moon shot, the concept of long-term economic recovery rests on how confident people are they won’t risk serious illness by venturing forth in public again. Wisconsin stands to be a significant part of such an undertaking, whatever it’s called. The shorter-term debate is well under way over the gradual lifting of COVID-19 emergency rules, such as the now-extended “safer-at-home” order in Wisconsin. At least a dozen states, including regional coalitions on the East and West coasts, are exploring next steps as they seek to balance responses to the virus with calls for reopening the economy, at least, in part. Wisconsin’s ability to shape longer-term responses will come from private and public resources, which range from companies engaged in production of diagnostics.

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Cell Out? Lysate-Based Expression an Option for Personalized Meds

Article | February 24, 2020

Cell-free expression (CFE) is the practice of making a protein without using a living cell. In contrast with cell line-based methods, production is achieved using a fluid containing biological components extracted from a cell, i.e., a lysate. CFE offers potential advantages for biopharma according to Philip Probert, PhD, a senior scientist at the Centre for Process Innovation in the U.K.

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Click4Tag

CLICK4TAG SAS, créée en décembre 2014, développe et commercialise des solutions innovantes permettant de détecter/dénombrer/concentrer rapidement des microorganismes pathogènes. Elle proposera d'ici moins de deux ans des kits d'identification ou de dénombrement rapide de Legionella pneumophila, bactérie responsable de la Légionellose.

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