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Bratislava-based HighChem offers software that is used by pharmaceutical and metabolomics laboratories for analyzing complex data and identifying small molecules.

Cytobank provides a cloud- and machine learning-based software platform for multi-parametric single-cell data analysis, sharing, and archiving.

The company has formalized an existing relationship by acquiring Pharmatech, hoping to directly integrate the firm's "right on time" trial matching service with its own molecular testing.

The company's new KidneyCare test will include AlloSure for rejection, AlloMap for quiescence, and Cibiltech's AI algorithm for graft health information.

The company reported $26 million in total revenues for the quarter and said that testing services revenues more than doubled year over year.

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Meridian will acquire Quebec City-based GenePOC for $120 million, and hopes to quickly convert customers to a PCR-based instrument.

The firms will integrate Caris' molecular profiling services with Pharmatech's clinical trials recruitment and network services to further precision medicine.

Elucigene has been developing in vitro diagnostics for oncology and reproductive health, including tests for cystic fibrosis screening and prenatal fetal aneuploidy screening.

Canopy aims to use Zellkraftwerk's microfluidic cell-capture technology to further develop drug-development research and biomarker discovery.

While total revenues were up less than 1 percent, the Diagnostics division grew revenues 5 percent. Discovery & Analytical Solutions dipped 2 percent.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.