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OriGene Technologies said this week that it has acquired Foster City, Calif.-based immunoassay firm BioCheck.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – OriGene Technologies announced that it has received a contract from the National Cancer Institute to develop high affinity anti-peptide antibodies for SISCAPA assays.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – OriGene Technologies and SDIX today announced a definitive agreement for OriGene to buy the Life Science assets of SDIX for $16 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – OriGene Technologies today announced the completion of its $21.3 million Series C financing round.
Qiming Venture Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers China led the round, while existing investor IDG-Accel also participated, OriGene said.

Canada's Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure – also called the PROOF Centre – has partnered with Origene Technologies on blood-based protein assays for monitoring heart and kidney transplantation.

Proteome Sciences this week introduced its SysQuant Assay, a multiplexed mass spec-based assay for quantification of phosphoproteins.

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Affymetrix this week launched its Human Transcriptome Array.

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BlueGnome's CytoChip SNP 4x180K and CytoChip Cancer SNP 4x180K Microarrays, Origene Technologies' TrueMab Antibody Portfolio

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.