mergers & acquisitions Prenetics to Go Public Through SPAC Prenetics, a Hong Kong-based genomic and diagnostic company, is going public through a SPAC merger, according to 360Dx. Hong Kong-Based Prenetics to go Public via SPAC The company recently launched a point-of-care and at-home rapid health monitoring system for infectious diseases. Ginkgo Bioworks to Go Public With $1.63B in Proceeds From SPAC Merger The company originally announced its intention to go public through the merger with Soaring Eagle in May and will begin trading on the NYSE on Friday. Mesa Laboratories Acquires Agena Bioscience for $300M Agena is expected to add between $63 million and $67 million to Mesa's revenues during the first year of ownership, excluding COVID-related revenues. Roche to Acquire TIB Molbiol to Expand Infectious Disease Test Portfolio TIB Molbiol already has more than 45 CE-marked tests available on Roche's LightCycle PCR instruments and its MagNA Pure sample prep systems. Sep 8, 2021 Spartan Bioscience to Sell Assets to Finance Firm Casa-Dea Sep 7, 2021 Invitae to Acquire Consumer Health Tech Firm Ciitizen for $325M Aug 31, 2021 Ancestry to Acquire French Genealogy Firm Geneanet Aug 30, 2021 Genome Medical Raises $60M in Series C Round, to Acquire Telehealth Firm GeneMatters Aug 25, 2021 AccessDx Acquires 2bPrecise From Allscripts Aug 23, 2021 LumiraDx, CA Healthcare Acquisition Revise Merger Terms to Lower Equity Value of Combined Company Aug 20, 2021 European Commission to Investigate Illumina for Closing Grail Deal Aug 18, 2021 Ginkgo Bioworks H1 2021 Revenues Nearly Triple Aug 18, 2021 Illumina Acquires Grail Despite Ongoing Regulatory Scrutiny Aug 16, 2021 BioReference Labs Acquires US Ariosa Lab NIPT Business From Roche Aug 16, 2021 HiberCell Acquires Genuity Science in All-Stock Deal Aug 12, 2021 PerkinElmer Enters $500M Credit Facility Aug 11, 2021 ProPhase Labs Acquires Personal Genome Sequencing Firm Nebula Genomics for $14.6M Aug 10, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific Prices $3.1B Senior Notes Offering Aug 2, 2021 Abcam to Acquire Life Science Research Tool Firm BioVision for $340M Jul 27, 2021 Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Jul 26, 2021 PerkinElmer to Acquire BioLegend for $5.25B; Q2 Revenues Rise 51 Percent Jul 22, 2021 European Commission Opens In-Depth Investigation of $8B Illumina-Grail Merger Jul 22, 2021 Sapphiros Launched to Invest in Growth-Stage Dx Firms; Acquires POC Test Developer Biocrucible Jul 20, 2021 PacBio's Omniome Acquisition Aims to Shorten Path to Clinical Testing Market Premium Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.