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The deal brings together three firms that have struggled to ramp their test businesses in hopes that the combined outfit will be better positioned to succeed.

Arrayit also alleged that the actions of an investor suing the company threatens a company contract with the US Department of Agriculture.

In a letter to a New York court, the investor alleged that Arrayit has failed to meet the terms of a settlement that was supposed to end litigation filed last year.

The partners will collaborate to develop and validate a high-throughput DNA microarray-based detection system to monitor foodborne bacteria and viruses. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Avant Diagnostics plans to go public through a reverse merger effective Oct.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – American Liberty Petroleum Corp. has announced plans to acquire Avant Diagnostics, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company seeking to commercialize OvaDx, a microarray-based test for early stage ovarian cancer detection.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Arrayit disclosed in a regulatory filing this week that a lawsuit filed by an investor against several members of its management team has recently been dismissed.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Arrayit today said that it has signed a distribution agreement with VigeneTech, bundling that firm's protein microarray suite of software with Arrayit's protein microarray platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Arrayit today reported a 15 percent spike in first quarter sales driven by sales of microarray instruments.
Total revenues for the three months ended March 31 were $1.1 million up from $942,916 in the first quarter of 2013.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Arrayit said today it has inked a professional services master agreement with Diagnostic Oncology Research Organization to aid it in obtaining approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its tests.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.