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The PCR-based tests are designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in various respiratory specimens including nasopharyngeal swabs.

Lexent Bio's monitoring platform is in development and based on low-pass whole-genome sequencing and DNA methylation analysis.

The Tucson, Arizona-based firm signed agreements with Denmark-based BioNordika, Czech Republic-based Explorea, and Bulgaria-based Elta 90.

Cue Health's test is authorized for use at the point of care, while Tide and TBG's PCR-based tests are performed by CLIA-certified laboratories.

Clinicians at Addenbrooke's Hospital in the UK are seeing reduced time to result and additional clinical benefits from using the DRW SAMBA II SARS-CoV-2 assay.

CareDx, which focuses on transplant medicine, said it intends to use the proceeds from the offering for working capital and general corporate purposes.

The firms are targeting a compatible offering for single-cell gene expression screens following CRISPR-based editing, with applications in drug discovery.

Akadeum's microbubble technology and NanoCellect's Wolf cell-sorting platform will be integrated for high-quality single-cell sequencing of rare cell types. 

The firm said it intends to use the credit facility to support its US and European commercial paper programs and for general corporate purposes.

The firm said that the proceeds will be used to complete the development of the Cue Health Monitoring System and Cue Test Cartridges.

In January a federal court unsealed a False Claims Act suit from an industry insider that alleges a Myriad subsidiary engaged in a fraudulent kickback scheme.

The company is developing a mass spec-based instrument for the detection and identification of airborne opioids, microbes, and toxins in real-time. 

Despite higher revenues, the bioinformatics company's net loss grew by 38 percent during the quarter due to rising expenses.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is among the new investors, as the bioinformatics company continues to scale up its multiomics platform to meet growing demand.

The New York-based firm will use the funding to develop and clinically validate its personalized, real-time tool for monitoring recurrence and treatment response for various sold cancer types. 

Promega will seek to expand use of the assay in Europe while it works through regulatory review of the test for companion diagnostic use in the US and Asia.

The company said clinical services revenues and diagnostic testing volumes fell during the quarter due to the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sherlock Bio recently received US Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization for the kit, which uses CRISPR to detect the virus in patient samples.

Phosphorus' test is authorized for use with saliva samples collected by healthcare providers or patients at home using DNA Genotek's collection kit.

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The US has sent its formal notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Science reports that a draft spending bill would increase the US National Institutes of Health budget by 13 percent.

The Harvard Crimson reports that Harvard and MIT are suing the Department of Homeland Security and ICE over the new international student visa policy.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: algorithm to determine molecular sequence types and other microbial features, computational method to uncover R-loop structures, and more.