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Takara Bio to mass produce microarray DNA fragments

15 May, 2002 by Kuriko Miyake

Takara Bio, a biotechnology company in Otsu, Japan, has developed a system which allows for mass production of a wide variety of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) fragments needed to make DNA microarrays, the company announced Tuesday May 14.

The university of bioinformatics

13 May, 2002 by Pete Young

It used to be that biology students would run a mile from anything that smacked of computing. Now, with bio-IT touted as an indispensable element of the life sciences, what's changed?

Vets urge caution on pet cloning

10 May, 2002 by Melissa Trudinger

A session on the ethics of pet cloning and genetic modification at this week's Australian Veterinary Association conference in Adelaide heard that people needed to feel comfortable with cloning before they would buy it.

Proteomics Feature: How a word helped a science to take off

08 May, 2002 by Iain Scott

You can't pick up a general article about proteomics without reading somewhere in the story: "The word 'proteomics' was coined by Marc Wilkins, then a PhD student in Keith Williams' lab at Macquarie University in 1994..."

With deal closed, countdown to new HP begins

07 May, 2002 by Staff Writers

With the legal closing on Friday May 3 of its Compaq acquisition, and a turbulent nine months behind it, Hewlett-Packard is at last poised to commence merged operations.

NSW Feature: Opening NSW's BioUmbrella

07 May, 2002 by Daniella Goldberg

The NSW government launched its BioFirst program in September last year. Like most other governments' biotech programs, the NSW initiative involves several government departments.

NSW Feature: United they stand

07 May, 2002 by Daniella Goldberg

Biotech in NSW doesn't appear to depend on fancy government packages, but new infrastructures are changing the face of bio in the First State.

Government must help biotech: Clarke

07 May, 2002 by Tanya Hollis

The suspension of the Federal government's R&D Start program, purportedly for being too successful, flew in the face of Australia's need to compete in the global biotechnology arena, Prof Adrienne Clarke has warned.

Study to look at ecosystems' genetic viability

06 May, 2002 by Melissa Trudinger

A study is underway in NSW and WA to examine endangered ecosystems using genetic techniques.

Bad data warning over public gene databases

06 May, 2002 by Pete Young

Some of the most-used global databases of DNA and amino acid sequences are riddled with errors and there is no quick fix in sight.

Biotech the engine for IT - but who's driving?

03 May, 2002 by Melissa Trudinger

The biological sciences are now the driving force for the development of advanced computing, according to Compaq Computer Corp executive Lionel Binns. But there's a catch, he warned - there aren't enough computer scientists to go around, and this would increasingly be a problem for the industry.

Gene chip market tipped to soar

03 May, 2002 by Iain Scott

UK-based analyst Datamonitor has tipped a massive increase in the global gene chip market over the next four years, from $322 million in 2000 to $1.2 billion by 2006.

Venter sets up non-profits for gene ethics, applications

02 May, 2002 by George A Chidi

Celera Genomics Group founder Craig Venter has formed three not-for-profit organisations to study the ethics and social implications of genetic technology, and to look for applications of biotechnology in energy production.

Ambri gets new business software

01 May, 2002 by Daniella Goldberg

Ambri has adopted new business software and services from Frontstep, to help it to take its new clinical diagnostic system from prototype to full-scale manufacture.

Confirmant set to release Protein Atlas

29 April, 2002 by Marc Ferranti

US company Confirmant is racing to finish up the first commercial version of its Protein Atlas for June, but life science researchers and industry analysts say a warm reception is far from assured.

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