The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, yet many people still do not understand how it affects the body

April 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, yet many people still do not understand how it affects the body. This infographic shows the events that occur following SARS-CoV-2 infection

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Inqaba biotec

Inqaba Biotechnical Industries (Pty) Ltd, trading as inqaba biotec™ in Sub-Saharan Africa, is a unique South African Genomics company that was established in 2002 from an idea that was conceptualized in 2000. Inqaba is Xhosa for “rare and precious” and this pays homage to our South African origin. The company premises are based in Muckleneuk, one of the oldest suburbs in Pretoria. In 2010 the Kenyan subsidiary, inqaba biotec™ East Africa Ltd, was opened in Nairobi and we have registered inqaba biotec™ West Africa Ltd in Nigeria in 2014. The initial startup was organized by a venture team of five, of whom three are still engaged with the company: Dr de Gama, Prof. Göttfert and Dr Preisig. In 2002, inqaba biotec™ was financed through private equity from 30 private shareholders and through a loan from the

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Global Bioinformatics Market

Infographic | August 23, 2021

As per the study, the global Bioinformatics market was valued at $3.4 billion in 2013, and it is expected to reach $12.8 billion by 2020. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.2% during 2014-2020

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What Paraspeckles Can Teach Us About Basic Cell Biology

Infographic | December 1, 2019

Discovering a new type of subnuclear body taught me how pursuing the unexpected can lead to new insights—in this case, about long noncoding RNAs and liquid-liquid phase separation in cells.

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Merck’s 23 CRISPR Patents Leading the way in genome-editing technology

Infographic | April 7, 2020

CRISPR Integration: CRISPR/Cas9 System for insertion in eukaryotic cells Compositions and use of CRISPR/Cas9 to integrate a new sequence of DNA after cutting genomic DNA. CRISPR-chrom: Improves access to the genome so that CRISPR-driven edits can be done more efficiently.

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RNA sequencing libraries

Infographic | April 7, 2020

As part of our In Focus on RNA sequencing for cancer research, we put together an infographic to provide top tips on the preparation of RNA sequencing libraries, the best metrics to use when analyzing your libraries and suggestions for efficient and effective kits for the preparation of each library type.

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Designing Genetic Circuit

Infographic | April 13, 2020

Near the turn of the millennium, James Collins and Stanislas Leibler independently undertook rather similar projects: design what would become synthetic biology’s seminal genetic circuits. And they came up with strikingly similar action plans—use E. coli to pair promoters with repressors that control one another’s behavior.

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Building the European biotech sector with world-class science and innovation

Infographic | August 5, 2021

Europe continues to be a powerhouse of science and innovation. The region maintains a clear lead over China, the United States, and the rest of the world in terms of the quality and quantity of its science. For example, Europe is home to 43 of the global top 100 life-science universities, while the United States has 34. Europe is a powerhouse in scientific publishing as well, with roughly twice the output of the United States and three times that of China.Europe also leads in terms of quality, as measured by the number of citations for its publications. More than 40,000 biotech patents have been granted in Europe since 2015, although the region’s 3 percent CAGR in patent approvals between 2015 and 2019 lagged behind that of the United States (4 percent) and was a fraction of China’s (14 percent).Despite Europe’s strength in science and innovation, translation remains the biggest challenge. Translation of science into companies is stagnant. The distribution of newly funded biotechs remains unchanged across geographies over the last six years, and Europe accounts for only 25 percent of new biotechs. Future success will depend on improving the translation of research into new companies, raising more capital, and building entrepreneurial talent.

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Inqaba biotec

Inqaba Biotechnical Industries (Pty) Ltd, trading as inqaba biotec™ in Sub-Saharan Africa, is a unique South African Genomics company that was established in 2002 from an idea that was conceptualized in 2000. Inqaba is Xhosa for “rare and precious” and this pays homage to our South African origin. The company premises are based in Muckleneuk, one of the oldest suburbs in Pretoria. In 2010 the Kenyan subsidiary, inqaba biotec™ East Africa Ltd, was opened in Nairobi and we have registered inqaba biotec™ West Africa Ltd in Nigeria in 2014. The initial startup was organized by a venture team of five, of whom three are still engaged with the company: Dr de Gama, Prof. Göttfert and Dr Preisig. In 2002, inqaba biotec™ was financed through private equity from 30 private shareholders and through a loan from the

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