iSentio

With the expansion and new hires, the company is making good on an earlier promise to use a $1.5 million financing round to increase its customer base in the US and European clinical markets.

Norway's iSentio is looking to expand the customer base for its web-based bacterial identification software and add additional support for existing subscribers in the US and Europe.

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The company will use the funds to expand commercialization of its RipSeq software.

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.