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The company sold two series of senior notes totaling $500 million that it said it plans to use to repay outstanding debt and for general corporate purposes.

The firm said that with the addition of a target for SARS-CoV-2, its high-throughput NxTag syndromic respiratory panel includes 19 viral and two bacterial targets.

The firm plans to use the proceeds to fund the redemption of senior notes due in 2022 and for general corporate purposes.

Bio-Techne said Asuragen's headquarters in Austin, Texas includes a scalable 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and CLIA-certified laboratory.

The company believes its combination of deep learning and microfluidic cell sorting could help solve diagnostic challenges and unlock new insights in molecular disease machinery.

The company, whose targeted proteomic technology was featured in a pair of publications this week, is looking to raise around $30 million this year.

With a new $16 million NCI grant, Count Me In is working with the Broad and Dana-Farber to engage osteosarcoma and leiomyosarcoma patients in their own care and in research.

A survey by Nature finds that most researchers want scientific meetings to continue virtually or with a virtual component, even after the pandemic ends.

Certain blood proteins may be able to distinguish COVID-19 patients who will become critically ill from those who will not, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

In Genome Biology this week: algorithm to assess regulatory features, approach to integrate multiple single-cell RNA-seq datasets, and more.


In a letter, about two dozen researchers criticize the World Health Organization investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and call for a new inquiry, the Wall Street Journal reports.

National Geographic reports that nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

Janet Woodcock, the acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, speaks with NPR about SARS-CoV-2 testing and vaccines in the US.

In Science this week: genetic study of kidney fibrosis implicates the SOX9-NAV3-YAP1 axis.