iCubate

Collaborators said that the test is accurate and reliable for the rapid detection of the most common gram-positive bacteria responsible for bloodstream infections.

The company plans to launch a test for gram-negative bacteria next, and will work with developers and freelancers to develop additional assay content

Based on iCubate's Amplicon-Rescued Multiplex PCR technology, the iC-GPC assay is the first of the company's portfolio's to earn CE mark.

The iC-System is based on on iCubate's amplicon-rescued multiplex PCR technology, which detects multiple pathogens simultaneously.

Enrichment prior to amplification better enables studies of non-coding regions and epigenetic analyses, according to Ubiquity's founder.

Diatherix Laboratories, an independent CLIA-certified clinical laboratory providing multiplex molecular diagnostic services, said this week that it recently acquired from Qiagen the patent to target-enriched multiplexing, or TEM, PCR — a patent that Diatherix previously licensed

Samsung Electronics has been awarded US Patent No. 8,386,191, "Method for quantifying initial concentration of nucleic acid from real-time nucleic acid amplification data."
Kak Namkoong, Jin-tae Kim, Young-sun Lee, and Young-a Kim are named as inventors.

The grants, awarded through the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, were disclosed last week by the IRS.

The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.