Bioo

The company said it will use the proceeds for various purposes, including working capital, capital expenditures, stock repurchases, dividends, and acquisitions.

Revenues rose thank to an increase in the company's human health business, which offset a decline in its environmental health segment.

Bioo licensed technology to reduce ligation bias in NGS and has incorporated it into its RNA-seq library prep kit.

Bioo Scientific has launched the NextFlex Cell Free DNA-Seq kit for preparing Illumina libraries from low amounts of circulating tumor DNA or cell-free fetal DNA. According to the company, the kit can be used with 1 nanogram of DNA to construct libraries within two hours or less.

Lab7 Systems has released a beta version of its next-generation sequencing data workflow management software platform, available for download to early-access users from the company's website. The company is planning updates to the software every four to six weeks.

An analysis aimed at establishing a baseline understanding of the small, exosome-bound RNAs present in typical blood samples is also offering insights into the performance of the existing methods used to make libraries of the small RNAs found within the membrane-bound vesicles.

DNAStar has released Lasergene 11, sequence assembly software that is available both in the Amazon Cloud and on desktop computers. Other improvements include the new application MegAlignPro and enhanced copy number variation analysis capability.

Roche has launched SeqCap EZ Reagent kits, which include the accessory, oligonucleotides, hybridization, and wash kits configured in a 24-reaction pack.

Bioo Scientific has introduced two new products for siRNA delivery into leukocytes: huLeukoAim, for use in human cells, and muLeukoAim, for use in mouse cells.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.