LumiraDx LumiraDx, CA Healthcare Acquisition Revise Merger Terms to Lower Equity Value of Combined Company The firms said that lowering the pro forma enterprise value of post-merger LumiraDx is expected to make the new company more attractive to investors. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Access Bio, LumiraDx Get FDA EUAs for SARS-CoV-2 Tests Thermo Fisher's test is designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid, while Access Bio's test detects viral antigens and LumiraDx's detects antibodies against the virus. LumiraDx Gets CE Mark for Molecular SARS-CoV-2 Test The PCR-based test first received Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration in late 2020. LumiraDx to Go Public on Nasdaq Through SPAC CA Healthcare Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company, said the transaction will support the development of LumiraDx’s pipeline of more than 30 assays. LumiraDx Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization for PCR-Based Coronavirus Test The assay does not require nucleic acid extraction or purification, unlike a LumiraDx SARS-CoV-2 test that received Emergency Use Authorization in August. Breaking News Analysis Finds Sibling Cascade Testing Could Be Cost Effective in Pediatric Cancer Armonica Technologies Closes $2M Series B Financing Round Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests; California Cancer Testing Law; More In Brief This Week: The Jackson Laboratory, CareDx, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Grail, Foundation Medicine, Personalis, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: NanoString, Sophia Genetics, EliTech, Lybe Scientific, More The Scan J&J Booster Support A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times. To Keep the Cases Moving The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases. NAS Expels Archaeologist Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences. PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.