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ExcitePCR's technology detects pathogens in 30 minutes or less using a backpack-sized device, integrating sample prep with PCR and RIF technology in a disposable cartridge.

The subsidiary, called ExcitePCR, will own and complete development of the company's Firefly Dx real-time PCR breadboard prototype pathogen detection system.

Qiagen has extended the offer period for its DKK683 million ($103.5 million) acquisition of Exiqon.

The company's revenues were primarily derived from a deferred license fee from Boeing, with the remainder coming from the operations of two recent acquisitions.

Proceeds will go toward the further development and field testing of the Firefly DX system and for general working capital. 

The partners will evaluate GenArraytion's MultiFlex assays for clinical, veterinary, food-and water-borne, and weaponized pathogens.

The company's chairman and CEO said that PositiveID has a sizeable backlog and pipeline of revenue opportunities for 2015. 

PositiveID will issue $4 million in senior secured convertible promissory notes to institutional investor Dominion Capital, the firm announced today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PositiveID today announced an agreement with the US Special Operations Command Research, Development, and Acquisition Center to further develop military applications for the company's real-time PCR pathogen detection system, Firefly Dx.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — PositiveID and Ensco have been awarded a SenseNet Program contract for an undisclosed amount from the US Department of the Interior on behalf of the US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, Positive ID said today.

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The World Health Organization will be providing low-cost COVID-19 tests to low- and middle-income nations, according to Reuters.

Nature News examines how the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court could affect scientific agencies.

Nobel Prize-winner Arthur Ashkin, who developed optical tweezers, has died at 98, the Washington Post reports.

In PNAS this week: altered gene expression in brain samples from Alzheimer's disease patients, effects of gene mutations found in bladder cancer, and more.