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Exagen Opens Sales Office in Austin, Texas

NEW YORK, March 2 (GenomeWeb News) - Exagen Diagnostics has opened a new business office in Austin Texas, the company announced yesterday.

 

The office houses the sales and customer care operations for the IVD developer and will allow the company to "take advantage of the city's biotech labor pool as we move toward commercializing our first products," Exagen CEO James McClintic said in a statement.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.