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Zymo said it has already created optimized methods for microbiomics and RNA isolation for use on Hamilton's platforms.

Thermo Fisher will now offer a range of Hamilton products, a number of which automate existing Applied Biosystems forensics workflows.

Grand Interactive said this week that it has developed PCR Essentials, a mobile application to enable researchers and technicians equipped with iOS and Android-based mobile devices to obtain real-time performance data from Life Technologies' ProFlex PCR S

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – New England Biolabs and Hamilton Robotics today announced a collaboration to develop automated solutions for NEB's line of reagents for next-generations sequencing sample preparation.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina today said that it has launched a partnership program aimed at developing automation methods for its TruSeq and Nextera Sample Preparation kits.

Integrated DNA Technologies has launched an enhanced version of the open access PrimerQuest online tool for PCR primer and probe design.

Swift Biosciences has launched Accel-NGS DNA Library Kit, a PCR-free library prep kit that requires 5 nanograms of input DNA.

Covaris last week introduced a single-tube FFPE DNA extraction kit for high-yield, large molecular weight DNA extraction from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hamilton Robotics today said that it has partnered with Affymetrix on the development of a target preparation system for Affy's CytoScan cytogenetics assay.

Exiqon this week launched MiRcury RNA Isolation Kit-Biofluids for extraction of small RNAs from serum, plasma, urine, and other biofluids.

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Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.

A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.