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Lucigen has signed a global agreement with Illumina to be the sole distributor of Epicentre Technologies' genomics kits, enzymes, and ancillary reagents.

The exclusive agreement covers a portfolio of Epicentre products for transposomics, microarray analysis, and transcriptomics research.

The CSPro certification program is a two-step process that includes minimum data generation, data certification, and an on-site audit of a facility and its processes.

The firm presented results of a pre-clinical evaluation of the test and platform yesterday at the Next Generation Dx Summit in Washington, DC. 

Lucigen's CEO said the agreement will provide researchers in India with his firm's technologies for use with NGS, cloning, and protein expression systems.

The proceeds will be used to fund development of a molecular diagnostics platform and for clinical trials to gain FDA approval for the platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Using fever to screen for Ebola casts a wide net, while standard RT-PCR requires many hours and expert technicians.

A majority of these assays use standard RT-PCR, but a few have novel methodologies that may help control the current outbreak in Africa, prevent an outbreak in the US, and possibly advance the field of molecular diagnostics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Lucigen announced yesterday that it has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to develop and launch a long mate pair library kit for the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine sequencing platform.

Lucigen has hired David Theil as senior vice president and CFO.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.