Hologic

Clinicians are using Roche's Cobas Omni Utility Channel to run lab-developed PCR tests alongside in vitro diagnostic kits, freeing valuable resources for labs.

The Fusion module is an in-lab upgrade to Hologic's Panther instrument, which enables labs to extend the testing capabilities of their existing Panther. 

Despite the astronomical costs, it may prove challenging to reverse course and discontinue Zika testing according to a commentary article accompanying a NEJM study.

Although revenues from the firm's global diagnostics business were down 6 percent year over year, molecular diagnostic product revenues were up 6 percent.

The company unveiled forthcoming products for high-throughput molecular testing, diagnostic lab informatics, and microbiology automation.

Overall, revenues were up 8 percent. In the diagnostics segment, molecular product sales were driven primarily by continued strength across Aptima women's health products.

The firm noted that the premarket approval means that the three major viral load assays that most laboratories run for patients are now available on a single system.

The firm has said that it intends to use the net proceeds and available cash to redeem its outstanding 5.25 percent senior notes due in 2022 in the amount of $1 billion.

The firm intends to use the net proceeds and available cash to redeem its outstanding 5.25 percent senior notes due 2022 in the amount of $1 billion.

With WHO prequalification, global health organizations can consider the Aptima HIV-1 Quant Dx for public-sector procurement in resource-limited countries.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.