Gentris

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cancer Genetics today announced it has signed a non-binding letter of intent to buy Gentris for up to $6.25 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Rad Laboratories said in its recently filed Form 10-Q that it identified errors in financial statements starting in 2008 through the second quarter of 2013 related to the valuation of finished goods inventory in the company's Life Science segment.

Qlucore has added three new employees to its staff.

Gentris last week expanded its genomic biomarker offering to include Affymetrix GeneChip Human Transcriptome Array services.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nanosphere this week received the CE IVD Mark for its Gram-Negative Blood Culture test that runs on the firm's Verigene molecular diagnostics platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Idaho Technology has changed its name to BioFire Diagnostics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson said this week it has declared a quarterly dividend of $45 per share, payable on Sept. 28 to shareholders of record on Sept. 7. The indicated annual dividend rate is $1.80 per share.

Gentris will now offer Affymetrix's DMET Plus as one of its pharmacogenomics services.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gentris and the Shanghai Institutes of Preventative Medicine have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on personalized medicine initiatives.

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CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.