Madeleine covers PCR, nucleic acid amplification, and sample prep technologies for GenomeWeb.
The system showed good performance for cervical samples as well as orophyrengeal samples, and required no extraction step.
The Ottawa-based molecular diagnostics maker also plans to enter applied markets in the near term, and ultimately point-of-care infectious disease testing.
The agency plans to make test kits available to state and international partners in the next two weeks. It also provided updated information about the virus.
Mere weeks after the 2019-nCoV sequence was released, firms, agencies, and research groups have already created PCR-based tests.
The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based firm is part of a growing biotech ecosystem in the region, which has particular expertise in transplant medicine.
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.
According to NPR, an antibody-based test could identify people who were exposed to SARS-CoV-2 and either didn't develop symptoms or were misdiagnosed.
A sequencing analysis of New York City rats indicates they have adapted to the urban environment there, according to a recent preprint.
Ars Technica reports that a multicellular eukaryotic parasite has lost its mitochondria.
In Science this week: perspective piece says AI can accelerate drug discovery by using genomic and chemical data, and more.