QuantumDx

The firm also announced the appointment of new board members as it heads toward commercialization of a portable MDx platform.

The test will be developed in Global Good labs and ported onto QuantuMDx's handheld molecular platform.

Q-POC

The funding will be used to further develop a 20-minute tuberculosis detection assay and drug susceptibility test using the firm's handheld Q-POC microfluidic PCR system.

QuantuMDx says its low-cost, handheld device will be able to quickly diagnose patients, as the Guardian reports.

QuantuMDx will use Scienion's ultra-low-volume liquid handling technologies in its Q-Poc handheld molecular diagnostic device.

The California Institute of Technology has been awarded

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics is collaborating with multiple firms to accelerate the development of low-cost molecular diagnostics for tuberculosis and drug resistance determination, the non-profit organization said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – QuantuMDx, a Newcastle, UK-based molecular diagnostics company, last week announced that it had successfully completed the development of its Q-POC handheld testing device.

John Burn has been appointed as a non-executive director of NHS England, QuantuMDx said this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — QuantuMDx will use the proceeds from a recent financing round to optimize its handheld Q-POC molecular diagnostic device as well as several assays ahead of planned launches in 2015 and 2016.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.