21:33 , May 13, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

MGI Tech raises $200M for high throughput gene sequencers

Sequencing technology company MGI Tech raised over $200 million in an undisclosed financing backed by CITIC Goldstone Capital, Green Pine Capital Partners and Orient Securities Capital Investment. MGI Tech Co. Ltd. said it plans to...
16:38 , Aug 18, 2017 |  BC Extra  |  Preclinical News

Papers describe liquid biopsy next-generation sequencing

At least five recently published studies have shown the utility of liquid-based biopsies in cancer detection, suggesting that liquid biopsy next-generation sequencing (NGS) could replace traditional detection methods of PCR and tumor biopsies. In addition,...
00:18 , Aug 18, 2017 |  BC Innovations  |  Translation in Brief

Next-generation growth spurt

A milestone FDA approval could signal next-generation sequencing tests are on the verge of becoming established players in cancer diagnostics. A series of papers published this week highlights further advances in NGS technology, but the...
23:24 , Aug 3, 2017 |  BC Innovations  |  Tools & Techniques

The other side of the Rubicon

In the end, it might be the efficacy that guides the ethics. By showing that editing of human embryos using CRISPR can be performed efficiently and without leading to the much-feared slew of off-target cuts,...
17:19 , Aug 2, 2017 |  BC Extra  |  Preclinical News

U.S. researchers buck embryo editing guidelines

In direct contravention of the position against germline gene editing taken by NIH, a team led by scientists from Oregon Health & Science University published a study in Nature on Wednesday detailing CRISPR-Cas9-mediated gene correction...
07:00 , May 5, 2014 |  BioCentury  |  Politics, Policy & Law

Clarion call from Congress

While a great deal of political energy in Washington continues to be directed to partisan battles over Obamacare, the House Energy & Commerce Committee has found time to lay the foundations for a bipartisan effort...
01:30 , Feb 26, 2014 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

BGI subsidiary planning IPO

Sequencing company BGI (Shenzhen, China) said it is "working on" an IPO, but declined to disclose details. According to several media outlets, BGI's BGI Tech Solutions Co. Ltd. subsidiary is seeking to list in Hong...
07:00 , Sep 24, 2012 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

BGI, Complete Genomics deal

A U.S. subsidiary of BGI will acquire whole genome sequencing company Complete Genomics Inc. for $3.15 per share in cash, or about $117.6 million. The price is an 18% premium to Complete Genomics' close of...
07:00 , Sep 24, 2012 |  BioCentury  |  Strategy

Big data: Then and now

The early genomics pioneers awakened the biopharma industry to the value of capturing and using data to drive drug development. But both the pioneers and those who have followed agree the industry still has far...
01:28 , Sep 18, 2012 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

BGI to acquire Complete Genomics

BGI (Shenzhen, China) will acquire whole genome sequencing company Complete Genomics Inc. (NASDAQ:GNOM) for $3.15 per share in cash, or about $117.6 million. The price is an 18% premium to Complete Genomics' close of $2.67...