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BioMérieux to Distribute AdvanDx's Bacteria Dx in the US

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — BioMérieux will exclusively distribute AdvanDx’s diagnostic tests in the US, the French company said Tuesday. 
 
The tests, which use in situ hybridization technology, may be used to identify Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, Enterococcus faecalis and other species of bacteria in fewer than five hours, the companies said.
 
BioMérieux said the diagnostic will allow doctors to make swifter diagnoses to improve management of antibiotics, improve care, and lower costs of blood infections.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.