Oncotech Molecular Response Acquires Oncotech's Cryo-preserved Human Cancer Tissue Bank The bank, formerly owned by Oncotech, contains more than 144,000 discrete cancer samples. Exiqon Sees Partnership for miRNA Dx by End of 2010 Premium No mention was made of a number of other miRNA diagnostics projects, suggesting that the Danish company has put these on hold as part of a scale-back of its efforts in the area. Exiqon to Shut Down California Lab After Reimbursement Issue Stymies Sale Talks Premium Despite the setback, Exiqon remains on track with its strategy of marketing its microRNA-based diagnostics in collaboration with partners, and expects to announce a deal before the end of the year, a company official said. Exiqon Reaffirms Plan to Pursue miRNA Dx Only Through Partnerships, Provides Few Details on Programs Premium The company also reported its financial results for 2009, posting a slight increase in its net loss for the year, which included the impact of operations from its now-discontinued Oncotech unit. Exiqon to Sell Calif. CLIA Lab to Gain 'Efficiencies,' Free Up Resources Premium The company said that as a result of the planned divestiture, it will seek partners to co-develop and commercialize its miRNA-based diagnostics. Mar 5, 2009 Exiqon Exec Says Impact of miRNA Dx Will Take Time, Company Offers Peek at Other Tests Premium Breaking News Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.