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The grant is specifically intended to support the development of noninvasive, rapid tests that can be used at the point of care in developing country settings.

The funding will be used in part to prepare an FDA submission for a clinical IVD pharmacogenomic test for its TruDx 2000 microarray platform.

An RT-qPCR-based assay of antigen-stimulated blood is a possible next-gen approach for latent TB detection, a Cepheid executive noted in an accompanying commentary.

Title: Biochip
Patent Number: 8,753,874
Filed: Dec. 15, 2003
Lead Inventor: Walter Gumbrecht, Siemens

Harvard University and Akonni Biosystems have teamed up to develop and test an amplification array-based diagnostic for multi-drug-resistant and extreme-drug-resistant tuberculosis.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Harvard Medical School and Columbia University have both received grants from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, totaling $12.3 million this year, to create translational research centers to develop molecular diagnostics technologies.

Biological Dynamics has been awarded US Patent No. 8,603,791, "Nucleic acid sample preparation."

Korean technology and test developer Seegene this week said that it has developed a new, real-time microarray platform that it claims eliminates the "burdensome, time-consuming" steps associated with current array technologies, and is "highly applicable" to point-of-care testing.

Akonni Biosystems said this week that it has extended its family of TruTip extraction products for rapidly purifying human genomic DNA on the Hamilton Microlab Star line of robotic liquid handling workstations.

Akonni Biosystems this week announced the results of three preclinical studies in support of the efficacy of its TruDiagnosis molecular diagnostics platform and TruArray tests, and said that the platform is now ready for expanded, multi-site clin

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Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

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