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BioArray Briefs: 2009.04.21

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Snippets: Apr 15, 2009

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The firms completed the deal only two weeks after announcing an agreement. The acquisition is valued at $17 million.

The approximately $17 million acquisition, announced last week, will have "no impact" on Clinical Data's focus as a pharmacogenomics company, according to CEO Drew Fromkin.

Up until now, Agencourt's main focus has been on DNA sequencing and sample prep. Cogenics, which has facilities in four countries, also provides genotyping, gene-expression analysis, biological efficacy and safety testing, and a biobanking facility.

BioArray Briefs: 2009.04.07

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In Brief This Week is a Friday column containing news items that our readers may have missed during the week.

Cogenics' services will complement those already offered by Beckman Coulter's Agencourt Biosciences business.

Short Reads: Mar 31, 2009

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Beckman said the closing payment for the deal would fixed at $780 million. It also said that it would eliminate Olympus' immunoassay product line and related R&D efforts after the closing of the deal.

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Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.