MTM Laboratories Roche Acquiring Cervical Cancer Test Developer MTM Laboratories for up to $269M Paired with Roche's HPV testing offerings, the deal will expand its cervical cancer testing capabilities. MTM Laboratories Planning FDA Filings for Cervical Disease Tests The German-based company expects to file its test for FFPE within the next few months, and to start a clinical trial for its cytology test by mid-year. German Firm MTM Laboratories Raises $9.8M in Series C Round The funds will be used to support clinical trials and commercialization efforts, as well as US regulatory clinical trials for a PMA submission for its CINtec Plus Cytology platform. XDx Gets CTAF Recommendation for AlloMap Test The CTAF recommendation is "an important decision-making resource for clinicians and patients," the firm's CEO said. IP Update: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Sample Prep, and Nucleic Acid Amplification: Feb 16, 2010 Premium Patents awarded to GeneNews, US Army, Aisin Seiki, MTM Laboratories, and USC. Breaking News KSL Pulse Scientific to Distribute Lucira Health Home COVID-19, Flu Molecular Test in Canada NTU-Singapore Launches S$160M Institute for Digital Molecular Analytics and Science New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Thermo Fisher, Adaptive Biotech, Qiagen, Dolomite Bio, More People in the News at Oncocyte, PrognomiQ, BillionToOne, Haystack Oncology, More In Brief This Week: BC Platforms, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Jumpcode Genomics, More The Scan Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine. Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma. Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says. New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.