Genalyte

Still Going for Small

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

The company said this week that is has raised $36 million in funding, as it continues efforts to develop its Maverick platform for rapid testing in doctors' offices.

The company said it will use the funds to further refine its Maverick Detection System for rapid blood testing in outpatient settings like doctors' offices.

The company is preparing a clinical study through which it will collect data that it will use to submit the device to FDA for 510(k) clearance next year.

The San Diego diagnostics firm's technology is designed for rapid, multiplexed, blood-based testing in a physician's office setting.

Three collaborators will further explore the clinical usefulness of a TAA panel in early cancer detection and measuring response to cancer immunotherapy.

The test would allow healthcare workers to differentiate Ebola from other diseases that mimic the virus, a trait which presented problems during the recent crisis in West Africa. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute has awarded Genalyte a $1 million Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop a biomarker panel to profile tumor antigen-associated antibodies, Genalyte said today.

After announcing last month the release of its type 1 diabetes antigen panel, Genalyte is now planning to develop an expanded version of the research-use assay with collaborators at the University of Colorado's Barbara Davis Diabetes Center.

Biognosys has launched a new spectral library generation service designed to build spectral libraries for use with data-independent acquisition mass spec techniques like SWATH.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.