Cepheid

The Ultra's combination of a lower limit of detection and ability to find dead bacilli after starting TB therapy vastly improves sensitivity compared to other tests, the study’s authors said.

The study is the first to demonstrate the design features and operational characteristics of Cepheid's Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra assay.

The clinic, a partnership of the Florida Department of Health in Broward County and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation hopes to improve STD treatment and control.

The company has shut down the Veris molecular diagnostics product line, which Beckman Coulter spent years developing, as a result of its acquisition of Cepheid.

The researchers found that Cepheid's Xpert HCV viral load assay used at the point of care performed at levels comparable to a laboratory test.

The firm will encounter stiff competition, particularly from BioMérieux and Luminex, but there are untapped opportunities for adoption, according to industry analysts.

The deal covers SpeeDx's PlexPCR and ResistancePlus multiplex real-time PCR diagnostic products in certain European nations.

The investment bank took note of Danaher's soft organic growth rate in the first quarter, and said it will need to build up its life science portfolio. 

The test, which detects DNA methylation markers, is being developed as an alternative to invasive cystoscopy, the current standard of care.

The company has also developed software that will enable automated melt curve analysis on Cepheid's existing GeneXpert platforms.

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.