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Illumina reported after the close of the market on Tuesday that its second quarter revenues rose 11 percent. The San Diego, California-based genomic technology company recognized total revenues of $600.1 million, up from $539.4 million in the Q2 2015, and beating analysts' average estimates of $593.1 million.

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The flash-drive-sized device contains two layers of human cells that model the interface between mother and fetus. Credit: University of Pennsylvania

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed the first placenta-on-a-chip that can fully model the transport of nutrients across the placental barrier. The flash-drive-sized device contains two layers of human cells that model the interface between mother and fetus. Microfluidic channels on either side of those layers allow researchers to study how molecules are transported through, or are blocked by, that interface.

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Blacktrace, a group of companies focused on Productizing Science, announced the launch of its latest brand, Dolomite Bio. This biology-focused brand – spun out from sister company Dolomite Microfluidics – is dedicated to the development of innovative products for high throughput single cell research.

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Bigfoot Biomedical enrolls first patients in clinical trial of smartloop automated insulin delivery system. Trial studies proprietary closed Loop algorithms utilizing Bigfoot's cloud-connected insulin delivery system.

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The role of nanomaterials in textiles has evolved from comparatively simple hydrophobic materials to the creation of textile electrodes that leverage graphene and the weaving of nanowires into t-shirts to make them into supercapacitors.

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Zimmer Biomet executives have apparently changed their minds when it comes to avoiding the surgical robotics bandwagon. Zimmer Biomet CEO David Dvorak wasn’t kidding about the company’s appetite for acquisitions when he spoke to analysts in April.

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