Chembio Diagnostics

Several companies will receive grants to develop hepatitis C molecular point-of-care and core antigen diagnostic assays.

The grant is the second in the last six months that the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has awarded to Chembio for diagnostics development.

Grants awarded to Chembio, BD, and FIND will help fund new diagnostic tests for Ebola and other fever-inducing illnesses and feasibility studies to evaluate them.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genisphere said today it has licensed its 3DNA Signal Amplification technology to Chembio Diagnostics.

Chembio Diagnostics has published a study demonstrating the utility of its antibody-based Dual Path Platform point-of-care test for syphilis.

Agilent has named Lars Holmkvist as a senior vice president and president of its Diagnostics and Genomics group.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.