Biodesix Closes Series D Financing
News Aug 30, 2012
The new capital will support commercialization activities for the Company’s first product VeriStrat®, a blood-based test that helps physicians guide treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Funding will also support clinical validation studies, product development, and ongoing collaborations with a number of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
Smartphone Case Offers Blood Glucose Monitoring on the GoNews
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smartphone case and app that could make it easier for patients to record and track their blood glucose readings, whether they’re at home or on the go.READ MORE
How Ribosomes Shape the ProteomeNews
Cells are crowded with macromolecules, which limits the diffusion of proteins, especially in prokaryotic cells without active transport in the cytoplasm. While investigating the relationship between crowding, ionic strength and protein diffusion, biochemists made a fascinating discovery: positively charged proteins stick to the surface of ribosome complexes. This explains why most water-soluble proteins carry an overall negative charge.READ MORE