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The test uses unique PCR chemistries as well as a streamlined sample prep method to detect resistance mutations without DNA extraction.

The firm said its assay is a real-time qPCR test for the direct detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus DNA in nasal swabs.

The firm's CEO said it is continuing to develop its distributor network to make its tests available in centralized and decentralized settings globally.

iCubate said that it now has a comprehensive solution within European markets for the detection of bloodstream bacteria and important resistance markers.

The Frederick, Maryland-based firm has received regulatory clearance for a multiplexed array-based assay after more than 15 years in development.

A collaboration with ATAC-seq experts at the Broad Institute suggests the Bio-Rad assay can analyze tens of thousands of cells per experiment.

The tests run on the firm's sample-to-result automated molecular diagnostics instruments designed for use by high-volume labs.

The deal covers the PlexBio IntelliPlex diagnostic instrument platform and reagent kits for oncology and infectious disease testing.

AmoyDx and Premia will provide large-scale cancer patient screening in Asia to support Loxo-292 RET inhibitor clinical development.

Stakeholders discussed last year's decision by Palmetto to deny coverage for large respiratory panels and discussed the way forward for test developers and labs.

SpeeDx said it will work with GlaxoSmithKline on tests to support its antibiotic clinical trials, as well as its new product development efforts.

The firm said it can detect circulating tumor DNA with a mutational allele frequency of 0.001 percent, enabled by digital PCR and the firm's proprietary chemistry. 

Interpace Diagnostics' ThyGeNext and ThyraMir thyroid cancer assays are now covered for about 2.5 million patients in Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

McKesson will be the exclusive distributor of the QiaStat-Dx system in US hospitals with fewer than 200 beds and non-exclusive distributor for future expansion into retail pharmacy clinics.

The complaint alleges that NeuMoDx is willfully infringing on six BD-held patents, and demands injunctive relief, damages, and a jury trial.

The LeukoStrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay can now be used in Japan as the CDx for quizartinib for the treatment of FLT3-ITD positive relapsed or refractory AML.

The firm, Phenomix Sciences, anticipates that its test will help drive adoption of medications for obesity at a time when patients are reluctant to take them.

The high-throughput, scalable BD Cor system for infectious disease diagnostics is now available in Europe with the firm's BD Onclarity HPV assay. 

The firm is validating two biomarkers that it hopes will stratify patients for its investigational drug for pediatric minimally verbal autism.

The firm is in the midst of a clinical trial called NOVA to compare its circulating-tumor DNA-based Colvera test to DiaSorin's carcinoembryonic antigen assay.

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New research shows that scientists need to do a better job of including a wider diversity of African genomes in their analyses, STAT says.

A new paper in Science shows that men are still winning a large majority of the most sought-after NIH grants.

Nature Research and the Estée Lauder Companies are awarding efforts to encourage girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

In Science this week: beneficial genetic variants inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, and more.