Tetra Bio-Pharma Enters into Co-Development Agreement with MAKScientificCo-Development

BioSpace | February 27, 2020

Tetra Bio-Pharma, a leader in cannabinoid-derived drug discovery and development, is pleased to announce that it has signed a co-development definite agreement with MAKScientific.  This agreement provides Tetra with access to novel patented new molecules with CB1 and CB2 agonist or antagonist properties.  In the long term, this agreement secures patented new drug candidates for Tetra to develop after Caumz and QIXLEEF receive marketing approval.

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Searching a sample of DNA for a particular sequence—be it a mutation, a researcher-inserted transgene, or evidence of an infecting organism—is a common practice in many molecular biology and diagnostic laboratories around the world. Often, such searches take the form of target amplification, which involves using sequence-specific oligonucleotide primers and the action of a DNA polymerase to pull out the sequence of interest. But amplification not only adds a step to the search process—requiring optimization, reagents, and time—it can also introduce errors such as amplification bias.

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Searching a sample of DNA for a particular sequence—be it a mutation, a researcher-inserted transgene, or evidence of an infecting organism—is a common practice in many molecular biology and diagnostic laboratories around the world. Often, such searches take the form of target amplification, which involves using sequence-specific oligonucleotide primers and the action of a DNA polymerase to pull out the sequence of interest. But amplification not only adds a step to the search process—requiring optimization, reagents, and time—it can also introduce errors such as amplification bias.

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Kane Biotech Inc. | February 11, 2022

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Biocytogen | June 23, 2021

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IsoPlexis Acquired a Large Portfolio of DNA and RNA Sequencing to Enable Integrated Single-Cell Sequencing and Proteomic Solutions

IsoPlexis | May 26, 2021

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