The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of a method for genome editing.
They discovered one of gene technology's sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. Using these, researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants and micro-organisms with extremely high precision.
Before announcing the winners on Wednesday, Göran K. Hansson, secretary-general for the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, said that this year's prize was about "rewriting the code of life."
The #SANBioLabHack2018 took place in Pretoria, South Africa, this week with 17 undergraduate students coming together to turn their passion for innovation by addressing afro-centric solutions to common lab issues.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) Director General, Phil Mjwara announced the Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (NEPAD SANBio) as one of the new models of international cooperation to address SA’s key biosciences priority issues in health and nutrition.
We would like to introduce to you Professor Olubukola Babalola, the Director for the Food Security and Safety Niche area and the Principal Investigator Department of Microbial Laboratory at the NWU Mafikeng Campus. We are glad she also participated in the SANBio Annual Event in February 2017 as a speaker.
Rare diseases, cell culture technologies, clinical challenges and support platforms
Reducing CAPEX investments, raising funds, and linkages to universities
Intellectual property, regulations, and attorney fees
Boston, an area of 124 square kilometres has a remarkably large number of attorney firms with new firms established frequently. One would wonder how so many lawyers could be established in such a small space and still be profitable, but when one looks deeper into the Boston biotech ecosystem, the reasons become rather obvious. This is because in an area of just over 124 square kilometres, there are at least 900+ companies with some big brands such as Vertex established here.
Introduction: A view into the Boston Biotech and Biomedical Landscape
NEPAD SANBio, with support from the BioFISA II Programme, hosted their Annual Event on 21-22 February 2017 at the OR Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg, South Africa. The theme of the event was Business meets Biosciences.