Agena Mesa Laboratories Acquires Agena Bioscience for $300M Agena is expected to add between $63 million and $67 million to Mesa's revenues during the first year of ownership, excluding COVID-related revenues. Ethos Labs, Agena Biosciences Partner on SARS-CoV-2 Variant Identification Ethos said Agena's MALDI-TOF-based MassArray system will allow for more rapid and lower-cost detection of SARS-Cov-2 variants than next-generation sequencing. Agena Inks MassArray Distribution Deal for Middle East, Africa, Central Asia The deal covers Agena's MassArray platform for genetic variant measurement, as well as genetic testing applications and other related products. Agena Rolls out Seq-It SARS-CoV-2 Variant Panel Globally for Use on MassArray System Premium The assay is being positioned as an alternative to next-generation sequencing-based approaches, which its creators view as ponderous and pricey. Agena Bioscience Shows Off New Liquid Biopsy QC Assay at AMP; Expects January Launch Premium The firm also discussed recent studies comparing its UltraSeek lung cancer assay with more established liquid biopsy tests to detect drug-resistant mutations. Oct 28, 2020 Agena Bioscience Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization for MassArray Coronavirus Test Oct 24, 2018 Agena Bioscience MassArray System Cleared by China FDA Aug 21, 2018 PerkinElmer Adds DNA Quality Assessment Analyzer to Agena Nucleic Acid Detection System Breaking News Ancient DNA Analysis Highlights Three Ancestral Populations in Japan FDA Warns of Potential False Positives With Abbott SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Tests New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Oxford Nanopore, Beckman Coulter, Thermo Fisher Scientific, More People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, NHGRI, Dante Labs, Ancestry, More Thermo Fisher Scientific Expects 12 Percent Revenue Growth in 2022 In Brief This Week: Myriad Genetics, Danaher, Co-Diagnostics, and More The Scan For Those Thick Tiger Stripes Tigers in India with thick stripes harbor a genetic change, as Gizmodo reports. High GABA Tomatoes The Japan News reports that genome-edited tomatoes with higher GABA levels are now for sale in Japan. Approach for Inclusivity and Diversity A National Human Genome Research Institute team calls for the field to "adopt diversity as an ethos." Science Papers on Tumors Immune System Evasion; Drivers of Genomic Instability, Inflammation In Science this week: study of how tumors evade the adaptive immune system, and more.