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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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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.