instrument purchase Inscripta Closes $150M Series E Financing Round The genome engineering company has started shipping its Onyx platform commercially, including to the University of Liverpool's synthetic biology foundry GeneMill. Pacific Biosciences HiFi Reads Drive Core Lab Business, High-Flying Stock Price Premium Some core labs are expecting long waitlists in 2021 as PacBio's HiFi reads draw interest from researchers looking to put together whole genomes. OncoCyte Plans to Commercialize LDTs Using NanoString nCounter Platform Premium The Alameda, California-based firm is embarking on an internal validation study for its lung cancer liquid biopsy and is seeking to build a CLIA-certified lab. Canada Invests C$3M in Metabolomics Instruments The instruments will be housed at the new Metabolomics Technology Demonstration Centre and will help firms translate biomarkers into clinical tests. UK Biobank Chooses Trinean's DropSense96 for Quality Control in Genotyping Study The UK Biobank will use Trinean's technology to quantify molecules during the DNA extraction stage of a large genotyping project. Oct 17, 2012 NIH to Spend $43M for 2014 Shared Instrument Program Aug 1, 2012 NY Genome Center Launches Innovation Center Jun 25, 2012 RainDance, MLL Collaborate on Leukemia Panel Jun 19, 2012 Life Tech Inks Deal with Toronto Hospital to Co-develop Ion Proton Workflows Jun 28, 2011 Agilent, NSU Environmental Research Institute Partner on Environmental Science Jun 27, 2011 Bruker Forges Three Research, Distribution Deals Covering MALDI Biotyper Platform Jan 31, 2011 Demand Steady for LS Tools in US Academic Market, Investment Bank Says Nov 2, 2010 NSF Making $90M Available for Major Instrument Purchases Nov 2, 2010 Sage Science Sells 10 Sample Prep Systems to Broad Institute Oct 29, 2010 BGI Acquires 27 SOLiD 4 Systems from Life Tech Jun 7, 2010 Broad Institute Purchases 51 HiSeq Machines from Illumina May 25, 2010 HudsonAlpha Eyes Next-Gen Sequencing Equipment, Using $14M from Alabama Bond Sale Breaking News FDA Revises SARS-CoV-2 Test Emergency Use Authorization Requirements to Account for Variants Geisinger Wins $5M NIH Grant to Develop Point-of-Care Genetic Diagnostic Tool Second Genome, Virginia Commonwealth University Partner on NASH Biomarker Discovery LGC Receives CE Mark for AccuPlex SARS-CoV-2, Flu A/B, RSV Reference Material Kit Esophageal Cancer Testing Firm Lucid Diagnostics Files For IPO Twist Bioscience, DeepCDR Collaborate on Antibody Library Design The Scan Booster for At-Risk The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people over 65 or at increased risk. Preprints OK to Mention Again Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications. Hundreds of Millions More to Share The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post. Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.