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The company has aspirations for a combined molecular/immunoassay platform, but plans to go to market with a 22-target real-time PCR-enabled syndromic panel.

The Merck KGaA subsidiary is launching the research-use only SMCxPRO later this year for protein detection using sandwich ELISAs paired with proprietary optical readout.

The firm envisions applying its new PlexSet technology to the upper end of multiplex gene expression analysis as well as CRISPR validation applications.

The company has developed a suite of initial products focused on ancestry that will compete with offerings from 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and Family Tree DNA.

The firm said that its metagenomic sequencing-based service provides a broad scope of pathogen testing for people with chronic medical conditions.

The firm is counting on its experience integrating data from the oil and gas industry to change the way pharmaceutical data scientists work.

IDT has licensed the CRISPR/Cpf1 RNA-guided editing system from the Broad Institute and intends to sell it to pharmaceutical and other commercial labs.

One app identifies off-target sites in gene editing experiments while a second app generates a ranked list of CRISPR designs based on gene location and other information.

Version 5.0 of the software features tools for normalizing concepts such as gene mutations and additional query features for mining text documents.

The Workbench Manager helps labs manage their bioinformatics workflows while the Clinical Annotation software offers clinical variant interpretation services.

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The Hastings Center's Erik Parens argues in a Scientific American opinion piece that the current pandemic underscores the need to reconsider the hope placed in genomic medicine. 

The Los Angeles Times writes that Operation Warp Speed has an ambitious timeline for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australia is launching its trial of preconception carrier testing Tuesday.

In PNAS this week: autosomal genes commonly affected by loss-of-function variants, variants implicated in testis development disorders, and more.