Chembio Diagnostics As Abbott Stock Rises on EUA for Antigen Test, Competitors' Shares Take a Hit While the market ditched shares of many other diagnostics firms, analysts said the reaction was overblown, particularly in the case of Quidel and molecular diagnostics players. GenMark Diagnostics, Chembio Diagnostics Price Stock Offerings GenMark said it intends to use the proceeds for general corporate purposes that may include an expansion of its menu and increasing its manufacturing capacity. FIND Awards Grants for Development of HCV Dx Tests Several companies will receive grants to develop hepatitis C molecular point-of-care and core antigen diagnostic assays. Chembio Lands $550K Grant to Develop POC Zika Assay The grant is the second in the last six months that the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has awarded to Chembio for diagnostics development. Paul G. Allen Ebola Program Awards $6.9M for Ebola Diagnostics 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. Jul 29, 2013 Genisphere Licenses Signal Amplification Technology to Chembio Dec 14, 2012 Chembio Publishes Positive Data on Dual Path Platform Test for Syphilis Premium Sep 14, 2012 People in the News: Agilent, BG Medicine, and More Premium Breaking News Admera Health Seeks to Divest Pharmacogenomics, Clinical Services Business MD Anderson, BostonGene Ink Collaboration to Develop Cancer Diagnostics Public-Private Data Science Collaboration to ID Alzheimer's, Other Neurodegenerative Risk Factors Schott Minifab Acquires Applied Microarrays to Expand US Manufacturing Capabilities Genetic Technologies, WashU Team up to Study Breast Cancer Risk in Woman of African Descent Beckman Coulter, Invitae Partner to Develop NGS Library Prep Applications The Scan Highly Similar Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News. Gain of Oversight According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research. Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.