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Vermont-based BioTek is a privately held company that manufactures and sells life science instruments, including cell imaging systems.

Patients who enroll will have their samples tested as part of routine diagnostic care, making it easier for them to take part in clinical trials without additional testing.

The company said it will use the funding to accelerate the launch of its core isotachophoresis platform for nucleic acid sample preparation.

The investment bank gave Danaher a Neutral rating and a $148 price target on the firm's shares, while it gave Agilent an Overweight rating with an $83 price target.

New instrument releases at this week's meeting reflected proteomics' increased emphasis on throughput and the continuing spread of ion mobility technology.

Core revenues grew 4 percent year over year, but the firm missed Wall Street analyst estimates on both the top and bottom lines.

Agilent has agreed to provide customized high-fidelity oligo microarrays for the nucleic acid detection step in SomaLogic's Somascan assay.

A brief recap of Genetics/Genomics news the week of Mar 22, 2019: Novogene, Hologic, Agilent, and Diagenode

UBS granted Agilent a Buy rating and a $92 price target; Fluidigm a Neutral rating and a $14 price target; and Qiagen a Neutral rating with a $42 price target.

The firm's diagnostics and genomics group saw a 13 percent year-over-year revenue increase in the first quarter.

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The Irish Times reports that US lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are concerned about ties between the US and Chinese genomics firms.

Parents of children with spinal muscular atrophy tell the Washington Post they are pushing to get insurance coverage of Novartis's Zolgensma.

In PNAS this week: gene mutations in individuals with syndromic craniosynostosis, putative colorectal cancer drivers, and more.