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The assay is designed to detect ribosomal RNA from four clinically relevant Babesia species and runs on the company's Procleix Panther system.

The firm used about $38.8 million on Feb. 1 to repay all outstanding principal, interest, related fees, and other obligations under an existing loan agreement.

The kit, which was launched today, leverages real-time RT-PCR technology to detect and quantify hepatitis C virus-specific RNA with genotypes 1 to 6.

BioMérieux will adapt Invisible Sentinel's Veriflow DNA signature capturing technology on its Gene-Up system for food pathogen detection.

The BioFire FilmArray Pneumonia panel will be used to optimize clinical trial enrollment for an antibiotic to treat combat carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii infections.

The RT-qPCR-based assay, which has 510(k) clearance, is designed to rapidly differentiate sepsis from systemic inflammatory response syndrome.

The device can process high-volume sputum samples for PCR-based Mycobacterium tuberculosis detection at smear-negative, culture-positive levels.

Qiagen's Q4 revenues of $403.2 million fell short of the consensus analyst estimate though its adjusted EPS of $.40 was in line with Wall Street expectations.

The submission by Curetis' distribution partner Beijing Clear Biotech used data previously collected for regulatory approvals in the US and Europe.

With metagenomics, genomics, and other analyses, researchers saw a potential antifungal compound called cyphomycin produced by Streptomyces in an ant in Brazil.

Roche Diagnostics had sales of CHF 12.88 billion in 2018. For the fourth quarter, diagnostics sales totaled CHF 3.5 billion, up 10 percent year over year.

Within diagnostics, the firm posted molecular diagnostics revenues of $164.3 million, up 11 percent from $148.6 million in fiscal Q1 2018.

The machine-learning-based method identifies relationships between bacterial strains and tracks their movements in less time, using less memory than existing solutions. 

The new regulatory approvals add to previous approvals in Singapore, expanding the firm's reach in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region.

A molecular assay used in combination with patient-collected samples had similar accuracy to testing with clinician collected samples. 

Researchers identified 20 genes with enhanced or muted expression in blood samples from dengue virus cases that progress to hemorrhagic fever or shock syndrome.

The funds will help commercialize Ador's NATlab reader, a point-of-care MDX platform for sample-to-answer identification of specific infectious diseases.

The firm hopes to seek 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its combined identification and antimicrobial sensitivity test by the end of 2019.

The firm lowered topline and non-GAAP earnings per share guidance for fiscal 2019.

The FDA said it is the first test  authorized to test for M. genitalium, a slow-growing bacteria that is difficult to detect with traditional laboratory methods.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.