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PharmaCyte licensed the RT-PCR and enhanced fluorescence RT-PCR tests from Hong Kong-based Hai Kang Life.

Strong demand for the firm's COVID-19 molecular tests for the Panther and Panther Fusion platforms offset revenue declines in other areas of the business.

With revenues of $143,000, the company incurred a net loss of $9.1 million, or $0.14 per share, for the quarter, exceeding the consensus Wall Street estimate.

The group will use Akoya's Phenoptics platform to discover biomarkers for selecting neoadjuvant and adjuvant immunotherapies for early-stage breast cancer patients.

With $6.5M in new funding, the Israeli bioinformatics startup is looking to open a US office as it builds relationships with pharma, cancer centers, and payors.

Through the partnership, Strata will use its next-generation sequencing test to identify advanced cancer patients with mutations in the MAPK signaling pathway.

The collaboration seeks to develop RNA-based signatures that could help oncologists predict disease progression and guide the use of precision therapies.

MaviDx will develop, validate, secure regulatory approvals for, and commercialize its SARS-CoV-2 and other infectious disease tests, including for influenza, on Veracyte's nCounter system.

The point-of-care test is based on technology developed at the Columbia University Fertility Center for preimplantation genetic testing.

Both of the RT-PCR-based tests are designed to detect the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid gene in a variety of swab samples and other specimens.

A number of diagnostic labs have considered saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 testing but decided against it, while other groups continue to pursue it.

BlackRock, the world's largest investment manager, led the round, joined by new investors Deerfield Management and Moore Strategic Ventures as well as existing investors.

The firm will use the proceeds to advance its liquid biopsy early cancer detection assay CancerSEEK in an FDA registrational trial.

The authors from King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center aim to implement exome sequencing as a routine clinical test for male infertility patients.

New offerings from the oncology testing company include Inivita's InvisionFirst-Lung test and the NeoLab solid tumor test.

With genome sequence alignments and phylogenetic analyses focused on non-recombining regions, researchers traced the SARS-CoV-2 lineage in bats back at least 40 years.

As reported in April, revenues for the fiscal year ended March 31 totaled £16.6 million ($21.4 million), up from £8.9 million in FY2019.

Caspr's assay can be transported at room temperature and performed without complex external equipment, making it ideal for low-resource environments.

The decline was largely due to decreased testing volumes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, although there was improvement in pharma services.

The tube, cap, and multitube consumables enable SARS-CoV-2 tests on its automated Panther and Panther Fusion sample-to-answer molecular diagnostic systems.

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Novavax reports its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to immune responses, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The founder of MeTooSTEM, BethAnn McLaughlin, created a Twitter account purported to be that of an LGBTQ Native American professor at Arizona State University, the New York Times writes.

Gene length is associated with lifespan in a comparative genomics study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that draws on the whale shark genome.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: effort to annotate the rat transcriptome, web-based resource to characterize marine microbes, and more.