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Phosphorus' test is authorized for use with saliva samples collected by healthcare providers or patients at home using DNA Genotek's collection kit.

he firm will use the proceeds to expand manufacturing capacity for its existing and in-development COVID-19 assays.

The test is authorized for a variety of samples, including oral fluid collected with OraSure Technologies' Omnigene Oral OM-505 saliva collection device.

The firm said international sales of its OraQuick HIV products increased 74 percent year over year, driven by sales of its OraQuick HIV Self-Test.

The firm saw strong increases in international HIV sales of its OraQuick HIV Self-Test product in the quarter.

Although Illumina's failure to acquire Pacific Biosciences stood out in 2019, the upward trend in M&A activity in the omics space in 2018 continued last year.

The devices are used for collection and stabilization of saliva samples for genetic testing, such as diagnostic testing or direct-to-consumer use.

Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy discussed the firm's pipeline and plans for 2020 and beyond, while NanoString CEO Brad Gray talked about the company's GeoMx digital spatial profiling technology, among other presentations Wednesday.

The companies are aiming to use microbial biomarkers to predict the development of precancerous adenomas and carcinomas.

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Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.

Researchers report on a concerning strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus found among pigs in China, Agence France Presse reports.

The Associated Press reports that US officials are considering allowing pooled COVID-19 testing.

In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.