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PerkinElmer Gets ISO Certification for Janus Platform

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer today said that it has received ISO 13485 certification for the manufacture of its Janus Automated Workstation platform.
 
The certification ensures the platform’s compliance with medical device manufacturing requirements set forth by the International Organization for Standardization, the firm said.
 
The Janus platform is a modular and scalable system that is used for developing molecular diagnostic assays. PerkinElmer manufactures the workstation at its facilities in Downers Grove, Ill.

The Scan

Just Breathing

A new analysis suggests that most Mycobacterium tuberculosis is spread by aerosols from breathing, rather than by coughing, the New York Times reports.

Just Like This One

NPR reports that the World Health Organization has hired a South African biotech company to recreate mRNA vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 that is similar to the one developed by Moderna.

Slow Start

The Wall Street Journal reports that Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment had revenues for July through September that totaled $300,000.

Genome Research Papers on Cancer Chromatin, Splicing in the Thymus, Circular RNAs in Cancer

In Genome Research this week: analysis of bivalent chromatin sites, RBFOX splicing factors' role in thymic epithelial cells, and more.