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NuGen's Encore NGS Library/Multiplex Systems and Ovation 3'-DGE System, OpGen's Argus Optical Mapping System

As part of the deal, Takara has rights to offer services using NuGen products in Japan, South Korea, and China.

The firm also released pro forma results for its Q1 — reflecting the dispositions of the specialty product lines — showing $2.1 million less in revenues than previously reported, while its cash position increased 45 percent.

The CRADA with Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, the American Registry of Pathology, and the Department of Veterans Affairs is to develop pressure-based sample prep methods to improve the quality and yield of biomolecular extractions from FFPE tissue.

The company plans to offer an integration of Zygem's DNA extraction technologies with MicroLab's microfluidic chip tools for a wide range of testing applications.

Proceeds from the private financing will be used to further develop its Capture Compound Mass Spectrometry technology for analyzing complex protein mixtures.

At last week's Sample Prep 2010 meeting in Baltimore, Md., microfluidics, integration, and automation were oft-cited as future market drivers in the area of sample prep for virus, toxin, and pathogen detection.

GSK gains certain rights to Response Genetics' PCR analysis technology and diagnostic expertise to assess BRAF mutations in human tumor samples.

The company's AutoGenFlex STAR system is optimized for Qiagen's whole-blood DNA extraction chemistry and is intended for use in clinical and research institutions and biorepositories.

The method allowed researchers to identify changes to the human genome that have occurred since modern humans diverged from the Neandertal.

The firms are combining their respective technologies to provide a platform that they said could process hundreds of samples in three hours or less.

Gulf Scientific of Dubai will distribute the firm's DNA extraction technology in 12 Middle East nations.

The technology lyses cells, extracts nucleic acids, and performs whole-genome amplification to generate starting material from trace specimens for whole-genome sequence analysis; and has already been tested with sequencing platforms from Roche 454 and Pacific Biosciences.

CSIRO's Livestock Industries is using the Swedish company's Stabilizor T1 platform in its animal proteomics research efforts.

The company already offers many of these services to customers in North America and Europe through Gaithersburg, Md.-based subsidiary Gene Logic.

Eppendorf will promote Akonni's nucleic acid extraction kits for use with Eppendorf's automated pipetting system to clinical, clinical research, and forensic laboratories in North America.

The firms will jointly market Akonni's TruTip nucleic acid extraction kits with the Eppendorf epMotion automated pipetting system.

The Swiss firm said that it will use the cash to accelerate development and validation of the first version of its forthcoming molecular diagnostics platform, which will incorporate nucleic acid sample prep technology recently acquired from Royal Philips Electronics.

The virology laboratory at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in the UK is using Biomérieux's NucliSENS easyMAG automated nucleic acid-extraction system for quantitative PCR-based virus screening.

Luminex's acquisition of BSD Robotics will provide it with new technologies in automation and robotics in the field of dry sample handling.

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A new analysis suggests warming, not the arrival of humans, led to the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros thousands of years ago, the Economist reports.

Chinese health officials uncovered SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA on imported frozen food, but the New York Times reports catching COVID-19 that way would be unlikely.

The UK has ordered 60 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Novavax and 30 million doses from Janssen, according to the Guardian.

In Science this week: machine learning model predicts whether ion channel mutations will cause disease, and more.