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In purchasing Beckman Coulter Genomics' Morrisville, NC, facility, research services firm ILS has garnered a number of capabilities that will enable it to establish a presence in pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – ILS announced on Friday it has acquired the Morrisville, N.C. site of Beckman Coulter Genomics and formed ILS Genomics.

Thermo Fisher Scientific said this week it has acquired the exclusive rights from diagnostics firm Nephromics to use placental growth factor protein as a biomarker for the diagnosis of preeclampsia and eclampsia.

This story was originally published May 14.
Beckman Coulter Genomics has received CLIA certification for its sequencing services facility as it looks to develop assays for both Sanger and next-gen sequencing platforms.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Beckman Coulter said after the close of the market on Tuesday that it has received CLIA certification and Massachusetts State Licensure, allowing its genomics operations to begin accepting clinical samples for genetic sequencing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Danaher today reported its first-quarter revenues increased 31 percent year over year driven by acquisitions, including the Beckman Coulter purchase.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Beckman Coulter Life Sciences announced late Thursday it has acquired flow cytometry firm Blue Ocean Biomedical for an undisclosed amount.

Beckman Coulter has launched SPRIworks HT, a high-throughput fragment library prep kit for Illumina sequencing platforms.

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The FDA and CDC call for a pause in administering Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine while reports of rare blood clots are looked into, reports the Wall Street Journal.

According to the Associated Press, a Swiss program aims to shepherd long-term science projects and diplomacy.

CNN reports that two new studies suggest the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant may be more transmissible, but may not lead to more severe disease.

In PNAS this week: analysis of pathway affecting acute kidney injury, parental-specific allelic expression in horse placenta, and more.