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It anticipates using the funds to complete the development of its first set of diagnostic products, and for a set of clinical studies to obtain regulatory clearance.

As part of the collaboration, Johnson & Johnson will build a lung cancer center at Boston University and build upon programs linked to cancer research.


The deal follows the release of a report that, among other things, urged support for genomics and other life sciences in the UK.

The firm’s emphasis on automation has yielded Dx products for blood banks, assays for HIV and acute kidney injury, and flexible diagnostic test systems that can adapt to labs’ changing needs.

The companies will work to develop an affordable, portable, and easy-to-use HIV quantitative viral load test using Cue's Lab-In-A-Box MDx platform.

Johnson & Johnson announced that it would be cutting about 3,000 jobs from its medical devices section.

Using J&J's CellSearch platform, researchers have demonstrated the expression of PD-L1 on CTCs, a finding they believe they are the first to show.

Three new assays were presented in posters at April's Clinical Virology Symposium.

Gathering the Data

IBM and its partners look to combine health information to develop a health platform for the Watson supercomputer.

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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.