Bio-Rad

The project builds on a collaboration between Bio-Rad and Genetic Analysis using the GA-map clinical test for gut dysbiosis.

The infringement relates to US patents held by the University of Chicago and exclusively licensed to Bio-Rad. 

The contract covers Bio-Rad's iQ-Check RT-PCR pathogen detection test kits, which cover pathogens including Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes.

An increase in sale growth for its life science segment was offset by a flat quarter year over year for its diagnostics sales.

Roche said at the AMP annual meeting that it plans to commercialize the system in Europe with CE IVD marking for clinical applications and in the US with a 510(k) exemption.

The approach could allow doctors to more accurately and more easily identify which patients are free from cancer after radiation treatment.

The firm aims to launch the new assay in the first quarter of next year and plans to develop other products for single-cell sequencing library prep.

The company is collecting validation evidence it intends to submit to the FDA next year, which will also support launch of  the test as an LDT.

The company said Q2 sales increased 11 percent on a currency-neutral basis, driven by growth in both its Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics segments.

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

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