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February 7, 2019 | Resident & Alumni News
bioMérieux Acquires Invisible Sentinel, a US-Based Company Specialized in Food and Beverage Molecular Testing
bioMérieux (Paris:BIM), a global player in in vitro diagnostics and world leader in food microbiology testing, today announced the acquisition of Invisible Sentinel Inc. This company, based in Philadelphia (PA) develops, manufactures and markets innovative and user-friendly molecular diagnostic tools for the rapid, accurate and reliable detection of pathogens and spoilage organisms in food and beverage.
$75 million deal: Invisible Sentinel sold to French biotech company
A Philadelphia life sciences company that developed DNA-based technology to quickly detect pathogens in food and beverages including wine and beer was acquired by French biotechnology company bioMérieux for $75 million.
Andreessen Horowitz Backs Canine Cancer Treatment Startup
Christina Lopes wants personalized medicine to go to the dogs.
The founder and chief executive of One Health Co. has brought together veterinarians and research institutions to develop cancer testing and treatment plans for dogs based on human-grade protocols such as genomic sequencing and targeted therapy.
The San Francisco-based company,...
From out of the rubble, something new emerges: Despite the decades-long decline of assembly-line, smokestack-style manufacturing in Philadelphia, there is new growth in small-scale makers and artisans. A key ingredient in that shift is the city’s incubators and makerspaces.
Few women around the world can get a mammogram. They are far from a clinic, or lack the money, or just don’t know about breast cancer. But now there’s another kind of breast exam that could reach women that mammograms don’t.
Meet Lia: At-Home Pregnancy Steps Into The 21st Century
As a professor who teaches entrepreneurship, I’m often asked if it can truly be taught. Unsurprisingly, my answer is yes. To back up that assertion, I’d like to share the story of a terrific company that came about because of a school assignment: Lia Diagnostics, co-founded by Bethany Edwards and Anna Simpson.