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The firm said that its RAQ SARS-CoV-2 PCR Kit allows the replacement of full nucleic acid extraction with a simple heat treatment, decreasing sample processing time.

Both PCR-based tests are designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in upper respiratory specimens and may only be performed by their developers.

The cancer molecular diagnostics firm said it will use the proceeds from the offering to support its R&D activities and for general corporate purposes.

For the three months ended March 31, Rutherford, New Jersey-based Cancer Genetics posted revenues of $1.4 million versus $1.8 million in Q1 2019. 

The two PCR-based tests are designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in respiratory samples including nasopharyngeal swabs and bronchoalveolar lavage specimens.

Among the brands comprising Calibre are Alpha-Tec Systems, EdgeBio, Microlytic, Molecular Dimensions, and NexTal, which it acquired from Qiagen earlier this year.

Gencurix' RT-PCR-based test detects SARS-CoV-2's Orf1-ab and RdRP genes, while Laihe's assay is designed to detect antibodies against the virus.

Molecular Assemblies will combine its chemistries with Codexis' enzyme improvement platform in order to create a process for the enzymatic synthesis of DNA.

The latest group includes several firm developing genomics tools or diagnostics, but COVID-19 is preventing them from accessing their lab space for the time being.

Facing questions over data security in the US and Ireland, the company has changed its name as it looks to shed its China operations.

The assay will identify patients with mutations in HER2 who may be eligible for treatment with a HER2-directed antibody-drug-conjugate developed by Daiichi.

The Bay Area startup is offering a no-touch method to separate cell populations for downstream analysis in genomics and synthetic biology applications.

The company sells a number of next-generation sequencing-based tissue and liquid biopsy tests for cancer therapy selection to the Chinese market.

By combining with ArcherDX, Invitae will gain tumor profiling and liquid biopsy technologies for predicting and monitoring therapeutic response.

The tests are designed to detect regions in the SARS-CoV-2 genome in respiratory samples or antibodies against the virus in human serum, plasma, or blood.

Because of coronavirus-related shutdowns of customer labs, the San Diego-based firm saw decreased revenues in all geographic regions, especially outside the US.

Progenity recently agreed to pay millions to three major insurers under settlement agreements related to allegations over undisclosed past business practices.

The firm has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to 2,400,000 additional shares, which would contribute additional gross proceeds of up to $38.4 million.

A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors.

The accelerated approval is based on results from two cohorts of a Phase II, single-arm trial in which EZH2-mutated patients had an overall response rate of 69 percent.

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Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.