Cepheid

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.

The tests are twice as fast as the firm's Xpert line and run on Cepheid's flagship GeneXpert system.

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An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.