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The funding is being provided by the Flemish government's Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to support the three-year development project.

The test is the first near-patient assay for M. genitalium, and can also guide treatment by detecting antibacterial resistance markers.

New resistance tests for Mycoplasma genitalium and gonorrhea could help stave off superbugs, but guidelines and economic factors may hinder adoption.

The French metagenomic sequencing firm received funding from both historical and new investors, including debt financing from Norgine Ventures.

Clinical applications grew 11 percent driven by 34 percent growth in the molecular biology segment, including a 31 percent spike in FilmArray product sales.

The combined firm will be based in Gaithersburg, Maryland and will focus on infectious disease diagnostics and antimicrobial resistance prediction services. 

Analyzing blood transcriptome profiles for non-human primates, researchers narrowed in on a B cell gene expression signature that appears to coincide with protection from SIV, SHIV, or HIV.

The clearance of the Binx io CT/NG test marks a milestone for the Johns Hopkins University group that funds early-stage development of rapid STI testing.

Nasdaq told the company that as of June 30 its shareholder equity does not meet the minimum $2.5 million required for its shares to remain listed on the exchange.

The SuperExtract 32 with the SuperExtract Viral Mag NA Purification kit provides high-quality purification of hepatitis and HIV viral nucleic acid.

Single-cell transcriptomic profiles for more than 1,700 malaria-causing Plasmodium berghei parasites revealed gene expression patterns that differ by parasite stage.

Researchers saw signs of an unreported Zika virus outbreak in Cuba in 2017, well after the documented decline in new cases in Brazil and other parts of the world.

The firm said it will use the funding to invest in research and development that will improve upon its deep shotgun metagenomic sequencing technology.

The drug developer said that the biomarker panel will form the basis of a planned point-of-care test for acute respiratory distress syndrome.

The firm provided updates on its bacterial pathogen detection and antimicrobial resistance testing for bacterial isolates and a direct-from-urine test.

Beyond its HostDx Sepsis test, the firm is working on a test to detect and differentiate bacterial from viral infections in patients presenting with fever.

The immune sequencing firm is working on kit-ifying its two existing tests, as well as developing a second clinical test and expanding the label for clonoSeq.

An analysis of more than 900 C. difficile isolates uncovered four phylogenetic lineages, including three lineages in a clade showing recent positive selection on infection-related genes.

Among the claims, NeuMoDx has alleged that BD was kept up to date on the firm's technology as it was developed and that one of the patents was duplicitously expanded by BD.

The firm said its platform provides sample-to-answer results for two of the most frequently tested sexually transmitted infections, enabling rapid testing and treatment.

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A UK woman is suing three National Health Service Trusts for not telling her about her father's Huntington's disease diagnosis, the BBC reports.

The president of Nankai University is embroiled in a data manipulation scandal, the South China Morning Post reports.

LiveScience reports that a novel mutation in the LPL gene was uncovered in three siblings with very high triglyceride levels.

In PNAS this week: cytotoxic CD4 T cell signature in supercentenarians, evolutionary history of beetles, and more.