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The team is developing a real-time PCR method to help clinicians quickly detect Aspergillus, Candida, and Mucorales infections and begin targeted antifungal therapy.

The UK firm has purchased the assets for Enigma Diagnostics and anticipates it will soon receive clearance to market its first test for TB in China.

Perceptive Advisors led the round, joined by new and existing investors. ArcherDx will use the proceeds to launch a companion diagnostic and expand globally.

The firm will use the new funds to accelerate development of products, expand partnerships, and support commercialization of its two multiplex panels.

The firm said that with this clearance it now provides a comprehensive menu of VZV and HSV tests from swab and cerebrospinal fluid specimens.

Prescient offers a test that is designed to determine an individual's risk of opioid addiction by analyzing 16 genes in the brain's reward pathway.

The firm has entered the market in Africa with a new collaboration in Ghana. It is also developing instrument-agnostic STI and liquid biopsy tests.

The firm took down all of its global information technology systems following a ransomware attack last Thursday.

The partnership is intended to add new assays to the NeuMoDx MDx menu, including tests for post-transplant infections, pharmacogenetics applications, and others.

Spartan's test is for the rapid, near-patient determination of a cardiac patient's genotype for aid in determining appropriate antiplatelet treatment.

A study of the firm's tests to detect bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, and trichomoniasis, show they can potentially improve treatment for women with vaginitis.

After comparing manual methods with the firm's pcr.ai tool in more than 20,000 cases, they found that the use of AI improved test accuracy and reliability.

The clearance covers tests made by the firm's joint venture for manufacturing, CoSara Diagnostics, in its facility in Ranoli, India.

ArcherDx will develop in vitro diagnostic tests, including companion diagnostics, to run on Illumina's NextSeq 550Dx next-generation sequencing system.

Microbiology lab and industry stakeholders are increasingly working together to coordinate approaches and generate more clinical utility data for diagnostic testing.

The financing will go toward building out its sales teams in the US and Europe in order to market its multiplexed MDx tests for infectious diseases.

A longitudinal household study suggests patients can acquire methicillin-resistant or sensitive Staphylococcus aureus from household members, pets, and surfaces.

LGC provides customers across multiple markets with reference materials, proficiency testing, oligonucleotides, genomics reagents, and instrumentation.

The company's antibiotic-induced hearing loss test will be used to screen babies for a genetic mutation that can cause deafness when given certain antibiotics.

The T2Resistance Panel, which runs on the T2Dx instrument, detects 13 genes conferring antimicrobial resistance directly from whole blood in three to five hours.

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Researchers have sequenced the genome of the depth-dwelling giant squid.

Prosecutors have charged a former Drexel University professor with theft for allegedly spending federal grant money on adult entertainment and other unrelated expenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

Chris Collins, a former US representative, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in an insider trading case involving an Australian biotechnology firm, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: Trypanosoma brucei transcripts, estimate of people at risk of inherited retinal disease, and more.