Piper Sandler Piper Sandler Initiates Coverage of Cytek Biosciences With Overweight Rating The investment bank said that Cytek was well positioned to remain one of the fastest growing life science tools companies, thanks to its light-based cell analysis technology. Progenity Raises $40M in Private Placement The firm said it will use the funds to support its operations, to invest in its molecular testing research and development program, and for working capital. Piper Sandler Initiates Coverage of Twist Bioscience, Codexis With Overweight Ratings The investment bank said it believes Twist's high growth is "sustainable" and that synthetic biology is the most exciting market in the life sciences sector. Investment Banks Initiate Coverage of Talis Biomedical With Bullish Outlooks Talis, which went public last month, develops point-of-care infectious disease tests based on its flagship Talis One sample-to-answer platform. Progenity Enters $25M Private Placement The company will issue units representing an aggregate of shares of common stock and warrants to purchase stock shares at an aggregate purchase price of $5.72. Feb 18, 2021 Infectious Disease Dx Firm Talis Biomedical Raises $254M in IPO Dec 22, 2020 Illumina Upgraded to Overweight by Piper Sandler Dec 3, 2020 Progenity Prices Separate Public Stock, Private Senior Notes Offerings Sep 25, 2020 Fulgent Inks $125M Equity Distribution Agreement With Piper Sandler Aug 17, 2020 Fulgent Genetics Opens CLIA-Certified Lab in Houston, Raises Revenue Guidance Jul 14, 2020 Piper Sandler Initiates Coverage of Progenity With Overweight Rating Breaking News Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Exome Sequencing Study Suggests More Disease Genes to be Found People in the News: New Appointments at Helix, Pacific Biosciences, SomaLogic, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Amoy Diagnostics, Akoya Biosciences, Congenica, Lucence In Brief This Week: BGI, Gencove, Cepheid, Biocartis, Biognosys, Co-Diagnostics, More Florida Lab Owner Pleads Guilty to $6.9M COVID-19 False Billing Scheme Pacific Biosciences Outlines Progress on Short-Read Sequencing at JPM, Partners With Canexia Health The Scan Close Panel Vote on Califf Nomination The New York Times reports there was a close committee vote to advance the nomination of Robert Califf to lead the US Food and Drug Administration to the full Senate. Task Force Reports on Scientific Integrity Nature News writes that that a new task force report recommends that the US establish a cross-agency scientific integrity council. Across the Hall Genetic testing, closed-circuit cameras, and more show how a traveler, without any contact, infected others at a New Zealand quarantine facility, CNN reports. Science Paper Examines Influence of Chromatin Modifications on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In Science this week: genes regulating chromatin modification may contribute to OCD risk.