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The firms intend to seek CE marking and US Food and Drug Administration clearance for the test.

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.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.