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wiss genomic data management company BC Platforms seeks to add a clinical component to its existing software this year.

The firm said that it has completed clinical trials for the Group B Strep assay for the FDA and will start trials for the C. difficile test this month. 

The investment is the second for GenePOC from the Swiss pharmaceutical company, which will also now also manufacture GenePOC consumables in Europe.

Molecular diagnostic sample prep firm Spinomix has received an undisclosed payment from Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical conglomerate Debiopharm Group for achieving a development milestone for a pair of sample prep technologies, Debiopharm said this week.

WaferGen Biosystems has shuffled and reduced the size of its board of directors to seven from nine following the firm's acquisition of IntegenX's next-g

Swiss molecular diagnostics developer Diagnoplex said last week that it has closed a CHF1.3 million ($1.4 million) financing round led by Debiopharm Diagnostics, part of the Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical conglomerate Debiopharm Group.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cenix BioScience and Debiopharm Group today announced a research agreement to use Cenix's technology in support of Debiopharm's drug development efforts.

Cenix BioScience this week announced that it has signed an agreement to provide its research services to Swiss drugmaker Debiopharm.

This article has been updated to include comment from Marina's management.

While a handful of pricey deals have dominated the headlines, a handful of other companies over the past year have formed more modest collaborations to see whether they can take advantage of RNAi as a therapeutic modality.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.