Canon

The method uses chitosan-coated magnetic beads and bead-based lysis to reduce the number of sample prep steps. 

The companies have been working together since early 2015 on a diagnostic for the early detection of Lyme disease.

The firm has launched genotyping assays that rely on PCR followed by high-resolution melt analysis, as well as master mix companion chemistry.

The investment will fund the research and development of new diagnostic testing products, including rapid genetic testing.

Among Canon BioMedical's life science projects is a genetic testing platform based on ultra-fast serial PCR and high-resolution melt analysis.

The partners will work together to build a rapid diagnostic test panel for Lyme Disease using T2's magnetic resonance detection technology. 

Beckman Coulter has been awarded

The Regents of the University of California have been awarded

Title: Multiplex capture of nucleic acids.
Patent Number: 8,628,918
Filed: May 8, 2006
Lead Inventor: Yuling Lao, Affymetrix

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been awarded US Patent No. 8,623,603, "Full cold-PCR enrichment with reference blocking sequence."

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CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.

Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.

In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.