Peter Vallone

Vallone recently authored a review of the field, noting that fully integrated rapid systems have special advantages.

Title: Unitary biochip providing sample-in to results-out processing and methods of manufacture.
Patent Number: 8,720,036
Filed: Sept. 8, 2011

GE Healthcare Life Sciences and NetBio this week named several laboratories participating in a comprehensive developmental validation of the DNAscan Rapid DNA Analysis System.

Bioneer has been awarded US Patent No, 8,427,643, "Real-time PCR monitoring apparatus."
Hanee Park, Il Kyu Choi, and Han Oh Park are named as inventors.

Life Technologies said this week that it has become the exclusive worldwide distributor for LGC Forensics' recently launched ParaDNA platform, a portable DNA testing system designed to determine the quality of human DNA more quickly and efficiently than existing methods.

Scientists from Network Biosystems have published research demonstrating that the company's rapid, point-of-care system for diagnosing and differentiating Chlamydia trachomatis strains achieved greater sensitivity and specificity than a commercially available PCR-based

This article has been updated from a previous version to provide information regarding the name of ZyGem's DNA testing platform.

GE Healthcare and Network Biosystems this week announced a collaboration to commercialize rapid DNA analysis products for forensic applications.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GE Healthcare Life Sciences and NetBio said on Monday they will commercialize new products for DNA sample collection and analysis for the forensics market.

Medical Diagnostics Laboratories has been awarded US Patent No. 8,206,930, "Compositions and methods for detecting Borrelia afzelii."
Melanie Feola, Martin Adelson, Eli Mordechai, and Lisa Novak are named as inventors on the patent.


Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.