Life Tech said that validation of its Applied Biosystems MicroSEQ Salmonella spp. detection kit is expected to help ensure food safety through more effective monitoring of food supply for Salmonella contamination.
Duke University researchers have identified gene expression signatures in mice that are linked to Candida albicans bloodstream infections and can discern between these fungal infections and those caused by bacteria.
Although the collaboration is aimed at increasing physician knowledge of genomic testing associated with all HIV drugs, it appears to have stemmed from lower-than-expected sales of Pfizer's CCR5-antagonist Selzentry.
Alnylam previously released data from a phase IIa study of the drug in RSV-infected adult lung transplant patients showing that it was safe and well tolerated. While the data indicated a certain level of efficacy, this demonstration was less robust than many industry watchers had expected.
Researchers from Wisconsin's Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and the University of Wisconsin have modified Becton Dickinson's GeneOhm StaphSR assay protocol in order to lower the cost of conducting active surveillance for MRSA.
Enigma struck the alliance with Tecan in anticipation of a fourth-quarter commercial launch of its miniaturized PCR instrument for point-of-care influenza diagnostic tests in Europe in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline.
Cepheid also recently inked sole-source agreements with two separate entities to conduct surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using its GeneXpert platform, company officials said last week.