BioMérieux plans to use Applied Maths' solutions to support EpiSeq, its newly launched microbial sequencing service.

Their approach detects resistance to carbapenems, drugs commonly used in hospitals and in patients with infections already resistant to other antibiotics.

A study of samples from Sierra Leone and the UK of heat-inactivated whole blood showed high sensitivity and specificity using the FilmArray BioThreat-E test.

Third quarter revenues increased 16 percent on a reported basis year over year driven in part by a 60 percent spike in molecular biology sales.

The FilmArray ME Panel is the first nucleic acid amplification test to detect multiple pathogens from a single cerebrospinal fluid sample. 

The test previously received Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration and is now eligible for WHO procurement.

Using Quanterix's Simoa technology, the group developed assays to detect C. diff toxins with a high degree of sensitivity and specificity.

The instrument is compatible with the firm's easyMag sample extraction platform, as well as four different thermal cyclers and two other types of consumables.

The company said that the installed base of its FilmArray platforms increased to nearly 1,900 instruments.

The study found BioFire FilmArray assays preformed comparably to RT-qPCR tests developed by the CDC, but were faster and easier to use.


A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more