This worldwide primary research study of the academic and pharma/biotech sectors provides a 2012 best practices guide for life science suppliers who want to maximize the impact of their mobile marketing strategies. The report was designed to help suppliers understand how scientists are using mobile devices, what applications and functions they would like to use mobile computing for and how willing they are to have life science suppliers market to them through their handheld devices. Over 500 scientists share their opinions and current practices with regards to how they use mobile devices to download apps, browse catalogs, share data and otherwise increase the efficiency of how they work.  More

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) seeks to appoint up to 30 new biomedical researchers through a national open competition. The initiative represents an investment of approximately $200 million in basic biomedical research by the Institute.  More

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Mediatech, Inc., a Virginia-based corporation, including Mediatech’s subsidiary, KD Medical, Inc., a Maryland-based corporation.  More

Quintiles’ ability to provide customers with actionable early-stage data to make better development decisions faster has taken a significant step forward with the closing of the previously announced agreement to acquire Advion BioServices, a premier U.S.-based bioanalytical laboratory.  More

When Cohava Gelber left the ATCC bioresource center in Manassas to launch her own venture earlier this year, she defied the magnetic pull of the region’s biotechnology epicenter: Maryland’s Interstate 270 corridor.  Instead, Caerus Discovery established its headquarters in Northern Virginia where Gelber has developed partnerships with George Mason University and touts the pace of life and cost of living as more conducive to attracting staff.  More

Armed with $150 million in startup funding, Inova Health System’s personalized medicine program will begin its first research project within weeks, collecting genetic data of parents and infants to find the root cause of premature births.  More

Inova Fairfax Hospital’s plans for dramatically expanding and upgrading its entire campus are even more extensive than previously announced.  More