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Spectral to Supply Reagents to Bio-Rad Pasteur

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Toronto-based Spectral Diagnostics said today it will provide Bio-Rad Pasteur with single chain Troponin I reagents under a license and supply agreement.
 
Spectral CEO Paul Walker said the “consistent revenue stream” from the agreement will generate capital the company needs to commercialize its FDA-approved endotoxemia assay, which also tests for the subsequent risk of sepsis.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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.