NIH contract RADx Issues $77.7M in New Contracts for SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Diagnostic Tests The awards support the development, validation, scale-up, and manufacturing of the tests with the goal of bringing them to market as early as this year. Seven Bridges, Scripps Research Win $7.5M Contract to Develop NIAID Data Ecosystem Under the federal contract, Seven Bridges and Scripps Research will build a hub for the discovery and analysis of data on various infectious diseases. Microsoft Azure Joins NIH STRIDES Cloud Computing Program STRIDES, which already contracts with AWS and Google Cloud, is making Azure AI and machine learning services available to NIH-funded biomedical researchers. Rosalind, Formerly OnRamp Bio, Pushes Into Single-Cell Analysis, SARS-CoV-2 Variant Monitoring Premium Fresh off a name change, the company last week introduced a monitoring platform for new SARS-CoV-2 variants that alerts diagnostic test makers to potential problems. RAD-X Awards Six Phase 2 Contracts for COVID-19 Testing The awards will support clinical validation, manufacturing, and scale up for SARS-CoV-2 viral antigen and molecular detection. Sep 29, 2020 Fluidigm Finalizes $34M NIH Contract for SARS-CoV-2 Assay Production Sep 8, 2020 Fluidigm Raises $20.9M in Equity Offering, Will Receive $11M After Achieving NIH Milestone Sep 26, 2019 Vanderbilt Leans on BioVU as it Builds 'All of Us' Database, Infrastructure Premium Jun 20, 2019 On Heels of $200M Cash Infusion, Tempus Enters Major Growth Phase Premium May 20, 2019 Newly Rebranded Inteliquet Bolstering Precision Oncology Offerings Through NCI Contract Premium Oct 23, 2018 Amazon Web Services Partners With NIH Cloud Initiative for Biomedical Research May 21, 2018 Vibrent Health Platform Supports Participation in All of Us Program Premium Mar 2, 2018 NIH, Inova Seek to Predict Health Conditions by Studying Genotypes Feb 1, 2017 PGDx Proceeds With Immunotherapy Dx Development Under NCI Grant Dec 22, 2015 NCI Soliciting Proposals for Affinity Binder Production Contract Oct 30, 2015 Saint Louis U Nabs $5.8M NIH Omics Contract for Vaccine Safety, Efficacy Dec 18, 2014 UPenn, UGA Receive $23.4M for Pathogen Genome Database Nov 5, 2014 NHLBI Awards $7.3M Contract to Moffitt, M2Gen to Coordinate Lab, Biorepository for MDS Study Oct 27, 2014 NEI Awards Cellular Dynamics $1.2M Contract for iPSCs for Development of AMD Drug Sep 19, 2014 Cofactor Genomics Wins $300K Contract for Epigenetics Study of Cardiovascular Disease May 6, 2014 Johns Hopkins Receives NIH Contract for up to $76M to Research, Track Influenza Viruses Oct 24, 2012 NIH Awards $7M Contract to CDI for iPS Cell Lines, Differentiated Tissue Cells Oct 16, 2012 Cellectis Bioresearch Wins $9.5M NIH Contract Nov 4, 2010 SRA Nets $15.5M NIEHS Grant Oct 8, 2010 SRA Wins $17.9M Genome Atlas Bioinformatics Contract Load More Breaking News Guardant Health Files Motions to Dismiss, Change Venue in Illumina Patent Lawsuit In Brief This Week: SQI Diagnostics, T2 Biosystems, Enhanc3D, QuidelOrtho, More Illumina, Precision Health Research Singapore Partner for 100K Genomes Population Study 23andMe Fiscal Q4 Revenues Increase 14 Percent Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: Castle Bio, SkylineDx Ancient Genome Sequence Provides Look at Ancestry for Individual Who Perished at Pompeii The Scan Billion-Dollar Diversity Initiative The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is now accepting applications for its new $1.5 billion initiative to boost the diversity of the scientific workforce. Biotech Co-Founder Arrested A co-founder of a Los Angeles-based biotech company has been arrested in connection with a murder-for-hire scheme, according to Endpoint News. Return of the Tasmanian Tiger The Washington Post reports that a team in Australia is working to bring the thylacine back from extinction. Nature Papers on Genome of Individual From Pompeii, CircRNA Study Best Practices, More In Nature this week: first sequenced genome of a person from Pompeii, best practice guidelines for circRNA studies, and more.