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Near-term the deal gives Quanterix a CLIA lab while securing technologies that could improve assay multiplexing and support its longer term clinical goals.

The company has developed a series of cytokine immunoassays for its Ciraplex platform that it said can achieve sensitivity in the femtogram per ml range.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Aushon Biosystems has been building up its IP portfolio ahead of a planned expansion to its Cira immunoassay platform.

Title: Method of and system for applying blocking material to assay substrates.
Patent Number: 8,685,486
Filed: Aug. 10, 2011

Richard Smith, director of proteomics at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has been named recipient of the 2013 Award for a Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry by the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.

Illumina has appointed Charles Dadswell as its new senior vice president and general counsel. Dadswell replaces Christian Cabou, who has retired, and is responsible for all of the company's legal and IP matters.

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ariosa Diagnostics has appointed Michael Aicher to its board of directors. He is currently the CEO of Omicia. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of the National Genetics Institute, a wholly owned subsidiary of Laboratory Corporation of America.

Agilent Technologies said this week that it has awarded its Agilent Thought Leader Award to Ronald DePinho, an oncologist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Aushon BioSystems said today that it has appointed AH Diagnostics to be its exclusive distributor in Scandinavia, effective immediately.

BG Medicine has appointed Charles Abdalian to be executive VP and chief financial officer. Mike Rogers will be departing the company after three-and-a-half years as CFO.

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Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.