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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Danaher's board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $.025 per share. The dividend is payable on Oct. 26 to all shareholders of record on Sept. 28.

PrimeraDx said this week that its ICEPlex quantitative multiplex PCR system and accompanying Clostridium difficile detection assay have received CE marking.

PrimeraDx said this week that it has entered into a multi-year relationship with Eli Lilly to develop diagnostic products in support of multiple therapeutic development programs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics firm PrimeraDx today announced a deal with Eli Lilly to develop diagnostics in support of the drug firm's therapeutic development programs.

Molecular diagnostics developer PrimeraDx is making headway in its efforts to reach out to pharmaceutical companies to spur adoption of its highly multiplexed, quantitative PCR-based DNA testing platform for companion diagnostic development, according to a company official.

Samsung Electronics has been awarded US Patent No. 8,185,324, "Method of determining initial concentration of nucleic acid in sample using real-time amplification."
Kak Namkoong, Young-sun Lee, Chin-sung Park, and Joo-won Rhee are named as inventors on the patent.

PrimeraDx said this week that it has received certification for ISO 13485:2003, an International Organization for Standardization medical device quality management standard.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PrimeraDx said on Wednesday that is has received ISO 13485:2003 certification.

PrimeraDx said this week that David Jackson has been appointed as vice president of business development.

Lu Wang has become program director of the National Human Genome Research Institute's new Mendelian Disorders Genome Centers program.

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The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.