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IDT Opens $10M HQ Expansion in Iowa; Plans to Boost Headcount by Half

NEW YORK, June 23 (GenomeWeb News) - Integrated DNA Technologies opened its new $10 million headquarters expansion yesterday in Coralville, Iowa, the company said today.

 

The 77,000-sq.-ft. facility doubles the company's HPLC, R&D, and production capabilities. It follows a new satellite facility in San Diego and recent acquisitions of GenBase and Synthegen.

 

IDT's headquarters currently employs 338 staffers, a number it hopes to increase by up to 50 percent in the next two years, the company said. The company also has offices in Montreal.

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.