DiaCarta Diacarta Positioning Liquid Biopsy Assay to Gauge Chemotherapy Response in Multiple Cancers Premium The firm has launched a validation trial for its in-development QuantiDNA cell-free DNA chemotherapy response assay in late-stage smoking-related cancers. FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for DiaCarta Multiplex Coronavirus Test The test is designed to detect the SARS-CoV-2 Orf1ab gene in upper respiratory specimens and sputum, according to the California-based company. DiaCarta Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Coronavirus PCR Test The company said it has recently expanded its manufacturing capacity to 500,000 tests per week and is planning to increase it another fourfold. DiaCarta SARS-CoV-2 Test Kit Receives CE Mark The company's in vitro diagnostic qRT-PCR test detects viral RNA and targets three genes of the SARS-CoV-2 virus: the N, Orf1ab, and E genes. DiaCarta Lands $2M SBIR Grant to Develop Radiation Toxicity Assay DiaCarta scientists will partner with the University of Florida Health Cancer Center to analyze blood samples from up to 500 cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. Jul 2, 2018 DiaCarta, Arrow Diagnostics Ink Italian Distribution Deal for CRC Test Apr 16, 2018 DiaCarta, MIODx to Codevelop Diagnostic to Predict Immunotherapy Response Feb 12, 2018 DiaCarta Raises $45M in Series B Funding Oct 27, 2017 DiaCarta Demos Liquid Biopsy Use for ColoScape Assay, Plans to Market Expanded Application Premium Feb 21, 2017 DiaCarta Colorectal Cancer Test Gets CE-IVD Marking Oct 26, 2016 DiaCarta Receives $300K NCI Contract to Develop Cancer Radiation Response Dx Sep 6, 2016 Combined PNA Clamp, Sensor PCR Method Shows Promise for Detection of BRAF Mutations Premium Mar 30, 2016 DiaCarta Clinical Services Laboratory Receives CLIA Certification Apr 17, 2015 DiaCarta Licenses U of Potsdam Colon Cancer Detection IP Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.