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University of Oxford researchers said they are weeks away from completing clinical validation of a coronavirus molecular test based on RT-LAMP technology.
Hologic said laboratories may leverage the random-access and open-access capabilities of its Panther Fusion system to broaden screening for the novel coronavirus.
GenMark announced on Monday that it has begun shipping its first research-use-only tests for the novel coronavirus and intends to seek emergency use authorization.
The firm said that its Verigene II multiplex system is on track to launch in mid-2020 among a number of new products scheduled for release this year.
The company announced the launch of the new products in the US and Europe as part of a product portfolio it has named Panther Scalable Solutions.
The firm has opened a $10 million Series A financing round that it expects to close in late summer to support running clinical studies for its assay.
The company has developed a proof-of-concept single-pore sensor that it anticipates integrating into a prototype testing platform this year.
Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy discussed the firm's pipeline and plans for 2020 and beyond, while NanoString CEO Brad Gray talked about the company's GeoMx digital spatial profiling technology, among other presentations Wednesday.
On the second day of the conference, updates came not just from the publicly traded industry giants but also privately held firms of interest, such as Caris and GenapSys.
On Monday Qiagen reiterated its preliminary 2019 earnings figures and addressed an investor's wrath, while Guardant Health highlighted its cancer testing plans.
A new blood test might be able to detect the presence of some 50 cancers, according to New Scientist.
Undark looks into how coronavirus-related shutdowns are affecting field researchers.
In PNAS this week: strategies to design DNA oligonucleotide probes for bacteria, Vibrio cholerae evolution in Haiti, and more.
NPR reports that graduate students in the US are helping with SARS-CoV-2 testing.