Madeleine covers PCR, nucleic acid amplification, and sample prep technologies for GenomeWeb.
The startup is exploring options with potential partners and plans to bring a urinary tract infection test through regulatory channels in the next two years.
The firm has entered the market in Africa with a new collaboration in Ghana. It is also developing instrument-agnostic STI and liquid biopsy tests.
A study of the firm's tests to detect bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, and trichomoniasis, show they can potentially improve treatment for women with vaginitis.
Microbiology lab and industry stakeholders are increasingly working together to coordinate approaches and generate more clinical utility data for diagnostic testing.
The method, dubbed GoPhAST-R, was codeveloped by researcher from the Broad Institute and NanoString, which now hopes to work with a partner to commercialize it.
The firm's tick-borne pathogens panel was also recently the subject of a clinical study, showing high accuracy in detecting numerous infectious agents.
The firm is also targeting a new market for oral fluid-based tests for drugs of abuse, projecting future growth due to new federal regulations.
A San Jose, California-based company appears to be the first in the US to routinely offer nanopore sequencing as part of a testing lab service.
The firm plans to launch 10 new products next year, but analysts were cautious about Quidel's prospects moving forward.
Isothermal molecular assays to diagnose a parasitic infection that afflicts approximately 300 million people are moving closer to commercialization.
Researchers have sequenced the genome of the depth-dwelling giant squid.
Prosecutors have charged a former Drexel University professor with theft for allegedly spending federal grant money on adult entertainment and other unrelated expenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Chris Collins, a former US representative, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in an insider trading case involving an Australian biotechnology firm, the New York Times reports.
In PNAS this week: Trypanosoma brucei transcripts, estimate of people at risk of inherited retinal disease, and more.