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The QiaStat-Dx system will now be commercially available in the US along with a panel that detects more than 20 respiratory viral and bacterial pathogens.

An international team of researchers conducted a set of genome-wide association studies and other analyses using both human host and S. pneumoniae samples.

The company also reported a decline in its net loss for the quarter on lower operating expenses due to a recent reorganization that included layoffs.

The test will guide clinical decision making related to Inovio's DNA-based immunotherapy to treat cervical dysplasia caused by human papillomavirus.

The firm said that its HSV and varicella-zoster virus assay delivers answers for related herpes conditions in about an hour.

The firm is developing a multipanel test and an antibiotic resistance panel to augment its recently CE marked chlamydia and gonorrhea assay.

The company also reported a jump in its first quarter net loss as operating expenses climbed on higher research and development spending.

The four-year loan will be used to develop molecular diagnostic assays for the firm's two test systems, Amplidiag and Novodiag.

Roche said that the test aids clinicians in accelerating tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment by detecting resistance to the antibiotics rifampicin and isoniazid.

The PCR-based test is designed to detect 47 antibiotic resistance genes in less than three hours from bacterial isolates to help guide treatment decisions.

The company plans to take a tiered approach to assay development, targeting its first test to 10 viruses commonly detected in transplant patients.

The firm has three clinical trials in progress to validate the clinical utility of products it soon intends to submit for regulatory clearances to the FDA.

The firm said that it placed about 50 sample-to-answer molecular systems under contract during Q1, and it had about 625 active sample-to-answer product customers.

Hologic Introduces Upgrades to Panther MDx System, Touting Scalability, Flexibility

The upgrades include a method to connect Panther systems to create a higher-throughput system that can be configured to different footprints.

Most head and neck cancer patients saw a decline in oral HPV DNA after treatment, but those who did not were more likely to experience disease recurrence.

The firm said that its nucleic acid amplification test provides viral load measurements of HIV type 1 groups M/N and O, and HIV-2 within 70 minutes

The moves come in the wake of an FBI search of the company's San Francisco office as part of an investigation into its billing practices.

The test for P. vivax-associated malaria was developed with support from FIND and will be distributed by Human Diagnostics Worldwide.

The developer of assays to detect drug-resistant strains of HIV has now branched into Lassa detection, and will potentially be seeking instrument partners.

The in vitro diagnostic is designed to detect whole gene segments for influenza A and B viruses and can characterize viruses as seasonal or nonseasonal.

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A man has confessed to the rape and murder of developmental biologist Suzanne Eaton, according to the New York Times.

The Irish Times reports that US lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are concerned about ties between the US and Chinese genomics firms.

Parents of children with spinal muscular atrophy tell the Washington Post they are pushing to get insurance coverage of Novartis's Zolgensma.

In PNAS this week: gene mutations in individuals with syndromic craniosynostosis, putative colorectal cancer drivers, and more.