GE to invest SR3.75 bn in Kingdom – Arab News
“With this investment, GE will promote innovation and human capital development to strengthen the country’s manufacturing capability and supply chain in health care and energy. We are committed to work in partnership with key ministries and customers to support the Saudi Vision of boosting the [...]
Dutch specialty chemicals company DSM on Tuesday announced 100-million-euros’ worth of investments in new research facilities in Delft and Sittard-Geleen. A new laboratory for bio-technical research will be built in Delft and DSM is a partner in the recently opened Bioprocess Pilot Facility. The Facility, located at the DSM site in Delft, was built to scale [...]
A NEW consortium that aims to address the poor record of growth and survival among [South Africa’s] small businesses, particularly black-owned start-ups, will be launched early in the new year. Innovation has often been described as a key measure of economic development. Scientific and innovation-based output is an important part of the Department of Science [...]
Canada (New Brunswick): Premier David Alward says health research is at the heart of New Brunswick’s future economic development. Alward was speaking at the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation’s third annual health research conference in Moncton last week. ”If we look at what is going on globally, regions, jurisdictions, provinces, countries that are prosperous are [...]
COLUMBIA, S.C. – October 28, 2011 – Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation today announced that the company will locate its new operations in Lexington County. The $313 million investment is expected to generate 707 new jobs.
“We are excited to expand our company by locating our new manufacturing facility in Lexington County. This is a big step [...]
Be prepared – this TED video is 18 minutes but you need to watch it! Esther Duflo is the founder and executive director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT. If the name of that organization doesn’t catch your attention, the location (MIT) should. Esther is bringing experimentation to the eradication of poverty [...]
Using a new combination of imaging techniques, researchers have discovered a possible method to break down the protective protein coat surrounding the HIV genome and render the virus less infectious. Rest at BioTechniques.com.
Probably lots of things but one of them clearly is scientist Eric Schadt, the new Chief Science Officer for Pacific Biosciences (PacBio) and co-founder of nonprofit Sage Bionetworks. I learned this from a recent NYTimes article about Dr. Schadt, but almost immediately decided I needed to read more about PacBio and Sage at their websites. PacBio [...]
Since you are reading this blog you are probably well aware that President Obama has signed the Executive Order reversing the Bush doctrine that limited Department of Health and Human Services funding of research involving human embryonic stem cells. As provided in the Order “The purpose of this order is to remove these limitations on scientific inquiry, to [...]
This is a pairing of two corporate titans to tackle a key “knowledge economy” project – the better development of electronic medical records. This article in the Wall Street Journal describes only a small step in the form of better automating data collection from home health monitoring of blood pressure and blood sugar levels, but every step [...]