LaserGen Agilent to Acquire Advanced Analytical Technologies for $250M; Buys Remaining Lasergen Shares Advanced Analytical markets CE instruments, reagents, and software for nucleic acid analysis while Lasergen is a next-generation sequencing technology developer. Agilent Finds Final Puzzle Piece for Clinical Genomics Workflow Premium The firm's $80 investment in Lasergen sets the stage for it to develop an integrated sample-to-result clinical genomics workflow by 2020. Agilent Invests $80M in Lasergen Agilent said it will work with Lasergen to build a clinical sequencing workflow based on the smaller firm's Lightning Terminators sequencing chemistry. Paired Ends: Mimi Healy, Leroy Hood, Paul Flicek, David Smith Premium LaserGen has named Mimi Healy CEO and to its board of directors. She is taking over from founder Michael Metzker, who developed and patented the company's proprietary Lightning Terminators. LaserGen to Install Prototype Sequencers this Summer; Receives $150K US Army SBIR Grant for Portable Version Premium By Julia Karow Mar 5, 2012 LaserGen Receives SBIR Grant from Army to Use NGS Technology for Pathogens Jan 3, 2012 Desktop Sequencers Take Center Stage in 2011 as Platform Providers Face Tough Times Premium Aug 30, 2011 LaserGen Raises $5M to Develop Next-Gen Sequencing System Premium Aug 30, 2011 LaserGen Raises $5M; Consulting Firm to Assist on Sequencer Commercialization Plans Jul 19, 2011 LaserGen Builds Prototype Sequencer; Plans to Sequence Bacterial Genome by Fall Premium Jul 11, 2011 LaserGen, National Instruments to Collaborate on Next-gen Sequencing System Apr 14, 2009 Short Reads: Apr 14, 2009 Premium Apr 8, 2009 SeqWright to Take Stake in LaserGen Mar 26, 2009 LaserGen Could Improve Sequencing Platforms Premium Mar 3, 2009 LaserGen Says Its New Reversible Terminators Could Improve Several Sequencing Platforms Premium Breaking News Beckman Coulter, Invitae Partner to Develop NGS Library Prep Applications Sick Infants Profiled with WGS See Better Diagnosis, More Care Changes UC Santa Cruz Center for Live Cell Genomics Wins $13.5M NIH Grant Genetron Health, Impact Therapeutics Partner for Anti-Cancer Drug, CDx Development Canaccord Genuity Initiates Coverage of Pacific Biosciences With Buy Rating Alternative Genetic Counseling Approach Leads to Higher Patient Satisfaction, Study Suggests The Scan Highly Similar Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News. Gain of Oversight According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research. Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.