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Argos Therapeutics Helps Kidney Cancer Patients Live Longer

Cancer immunotherapy is a treatment that uses a patient’s own immune cells to attack malignant cancer cells. The treatment involves the creation of antibodies that grab onto target proteins that normally prevent immune cells from attacking cancer. By blocking the activity of these proteins, the immune cell is free to fight the disease. Merck, Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and others are […]

Cost-Effective Cancer Tests by RainDance Technologies

Genetic mutations can cause proliferation of abnormal cells that develop into tumor cells commonly known as cancer. These tumors can now be easily identified and monitored through sensitive blood tests that can identify mutant DNA.  We have discussed earlier that companies like Sysmex Inostics and Apocell now offer special services in the detection of mutant […]

Cancer Blood Tests from Sysmex Inostics

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death worldwide, and in the US alone it accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. In 2014, there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and the ability to diagnose cancer at its earliest stages remains a challenge. One company that has developed very sensitive blood tests to […]

3 Ways to Invest in Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs)

What are Cancer Stem Cells? Having only had their existence substantiated in 1997, Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) were identified when researchers discovered that certain cancer cells harvested from a tumor had the ability to regrow a tumor when transplanted to a new location. These CSCs did so through the stem cell process of self-renewal, thus their given name. Researchers […]

Eight 3D Bioprinting Companies for Medical Solutions

In the United States, nearly 107,000 people are on waitlists for organ transplants. The problem is even bigger worldwide, with millions of people waiting to get their hands on an organ. The trouble is that there’s only so many organs to go around. While China is filling in the tremendous demand with its $1 billion […]

Matterport Stock – Digital Twins for Global Real Estate

Simulating reality is an increasingly common occurrence in today’s tech startups, whether that’s modeling the behavior of cancer cells or creating a digital twin of a factory floor. While tools like Google Maps now help us navigate the real world using a virtual representation, the functionality stops outside the doorsteps of the more than 4 […]

How Eikon Uses Fluorescence Microscopy for Drug Discovery

Back in the 1670s, a Dutch cloth merchant by the name of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek invented the first microscopic lens to get a better view of his cloth threads. Using his new invention, he discovered the microscopic world of cells, bacteria, and oddly enough, sperm. He singlehandedly became the father of microbiology. While it’s a […]

AI Healthcare Company Offers Software as a Medical Device

It’s probably no surprise that money is pouring into life sciences and healthcare startups during the biggest medical crisis in a century. CB Insights reported that global healthcare funding hit a new record $31.6 billion in this first quarter of 2021. It’s also no shock that the two biggest trends – artificial intelligence and telehealth […]

Asimov – Building Tools to Program Living Cells

Blockbusters – drugs with annual sales of at least $1 billion – are to pharma companies what unicorns are to venture capitalists (VCs). They’re what you ultimately want to find. Proteins are the basis for many blockbuster therapeutics. For example, Insulin, the protein-based hormone used to treat diabetes, had a market value of $21.2 billion […]

Manipulating Molecules with the LUMICKS Platform

In the famous 1968 short film, “Cosmic Zoom”, the viewer starts with a boy in a boat, and zooms out to the Earth, to the solar system, and to the galaxy, until the viewer gets the entire view of the universe. Halfway through the film, the camera view switches direction and zooms into a mosquito […]