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The company is developing an epilepsy test based on inflammatory proteins in patient blood that is intended for ruling out patients with seizure-like symptoms.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MRIGlobal and Evogen today announced a five-year agreement to develop molecular diagnostic products targeting the in vitro and clinical molecular diagnostic markets.

Evogen, a Lenexa, Kansas-based developer of molecular detection and diagnostic technologies, said this week that it has non-exclusively licensed its PCR probe technology to Focus Diagnostics, a Quest Diagnostics subsidiary.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Evogen has granted Focus Diagnostics a license to incorporate Evogen's HyBeacons PCR probe technology into Focus' molecular diagnostic products and services, the firms announced today.

Lumora has appointed Jim Reid as chairman.

Cepheid said this week that its board of directors has elected John Bishop as chairman and Cristina Kepner as lead independent director.

Mari Baker is leaving Navigenics, Andrew von Eschenbach has joined a consulting firm, Jay Flatley takes a seat on Helixis' board, and more.

According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.

CNN reports that a US Food and Drug Administration document says Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine meets the requirements to receive an Emergency Use Authorization.

Researchers in France are developing a new, fast test for SARS-CoV-2 that initial testing indicates may be highly accurate, the Guardian says.

In Cell this week: analysis of fitness patterns among SARS-CoV-2 isolates, single-cell transcriptome analysis of immune features in COVID-19, and more.