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The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service will use the company's 3M Molecular Detection System for pathogen detection.

The test is the first to be approved for the company's second-generation molecular detection system, but can also be run using the first-generation system alongside other existing assays.

Bruker said the new agreement would allow it to develop the platform for use in pathology labs, including building clinically validated content libraries.

The 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Listeria monocytogenes is 30 percent faster than the first-generation test.

Brainco Biopharma has been awarded

3M Food Safety said last week that its 3M Molecular Detection Assay Salmonella has received an extension of the current NF Validation certificate from ANFOR Certification.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bruker said today it has signed an exclusive patent license agreement with 3M Company that allows it to include in its products patented 3M technology related to MALDI mass spec imaging.

The UK's Medical Research Council has been awarded US Patent No. 8,435,775, "Mutant Pfu DNA polymerase."
Phillip Holliger, Nicola Ramsay, and Ann-Sofie Jemth are named as inventors.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.