BioFire In Brief This Week: SD Biosensors, Meridian, Oncocyte, Opko Health, GeneDx, More News items for the week of Jan. 30, 2023. BioMérieux Gets Health Canada Approval for Updated BioFire Blood Culture ID Panel The panel includes additional pathogen targets and resistance genes, as well as revised targets compared to the original BCID panel. BioMérieux Joint Infection Panel Gets FDA De Novo Authorization The 39-target panel runs on FilmArray systems and tests for 31 pathogens implicated in most acute joint infections as well as eight antimicrobial resistance genes. BioMérieux Reports 8 Percent Revenue Growth in Q4 The firm is expecting an overall sales decline in 2022 due to decreased demand for COVID-related products as the disease becomes endemic. Co-Diagnostics to Seek FDA EUA for At-Home PCR Diagnostic System, COVID Test in Q1 Premium Newly merged with a firm founded by BioFire Diagnostics alums, Co-Diagnostics plans to develop small panels for the system with up to six targets. Jan 28, 2022 Streck Gets FDA Clearance for BioFire Sepsis Panel Control Material Sep 1, 2021 BioMérieux H1 Revenues Rise 7 Percent Aug 31, 2021 Startup BioFlyte Detects Airborne SARS-CoV-2 Using BioFire FilmArray Premium Jul 26, 2021 CDC to Withdraw EUA for COVID-19 Test; FDA Revokes Three Other EUAs for Non-Use, Agency Clearance Mar 18, 2021 BioFire Dx Receives First FDA Marketing Clearance for SARS-CoV-2 Respiratory Panel Jan 8, 2021 SARS-CoV-2 Mutations Present Unexpected Opportunities, Challenges for MDx Developers Premium Dec 8, 2020 BioMérieux Coronavirus Test Gets FDA OK for Use With Pooled Samples Nov 6, 2020 Multiplex PCR Panels for Joint Infections on the Horizon Premium Oct 22, 2020 BioMérieux Q3 Revenues Increase 21 Percent Oct 6, 2020 BioFire Diagnostics, UMass Medical Coronavirus Tests Get FDA Emergency Use Authorization Aug 12, 2020 Traveler's Diarrhea Among Soldiers Linked to Gut Microbiome Changes Jul 9, 2020 BioMérieux Reports 62 Percent BioFire FilmArray Sales Growth in Preliminary Q2 Release May 19, 2020 BioMérieux's BioFire Pneumonia Panel Could Improve Care, Find Secondary Infection in COVID-19 Cases Premium May 4, 2020 BioMérieux's BioFire SARS-CoV-2 Respiratory Panel Wins FDA Emergency Use Authorization Apr 16, 2020 BioMérieux Reports 22 Percent Q1 Revenue Growth, Withdraws Full-Year Guidance Mar 24, 2020 BioMérieux Rapid Coronavirus Test Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization Mar 20, 2020 Commercial Coronavirus Test Developers Tweak Timelines, EUA Plans in Light of Loosened FDA Guidance Mar 5, 2020 Coronavirus Dx Emergency Use Authorizations Progressing Rapidly Despite Criticism Feb 26, 2020 BioMérieux Reports 11 Percent Revenue Growth in Q4 Feb 11, 2020 Qiagen Readying Updated Respiratory Panel for Emergency Coronavirus Testing Load More Breaking News Bio-Rad Laboratories, Cytek Biosciences Partner on Flow Cytometry Reagents Tecan Inks Deals for NGS Library Prep System With Element Biosciences, Singular Genomics Genomenon, Flagship Biosciences Partner on Biomarker Discovery, Companion Dx Development Velsera to Integrate Arima Genomics Gene Fusion Test in Pierian Clinical Platform Evonetix Raises $24M in Extended Series B Funding Round The Scan Study Points to Tuberculosis Protection by Gaucher Disease Mutation A mutation linked to Gaucher disease in the Ashkenazi Jewish population appears to boost Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance in a zebrafish model of the lysosomal storage condition, a new PNAS study finds. SpliceVault Portal Provides Look at RNA Splicing Changes Linked to Genetic Variants The portal, described in Nature Genetics, houses variant-related messenger RNA splicing insights drawn from RNA sequencing data in nearly 335,700 samples — a set known as the 300K-RNA resource. Automated Sequencing Pipeline Appears to Allow Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Lineage Detection in Nevada Study Researchers in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describe and assess a Clear Labs Dx automated workflow, sequencing, and bioinformatic analysis method for quickly identifying SARS-CoV-2 lineages. UK Team Presents Genetic, Epigenetic Sequencing Method Using enzymatic DNA preparation steps, researchers in Nature Biotechnology develop a strategy for sequencing DNA, along with 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, on existing sequencers.