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The test was already authorized for use in Canada and South Korea. Seegene has sold more than 10 million of the assay in more than 60 countries.

Seegene said Monday that the Health Canada approval will enable hospitals and licensed labs there to run the assay immediately for high-volume testing.

Quick Development

CNN describes how Seegene in South Korea quickly developed and manufactured a test for SARS-CoV-2.

The single-tube real-time PCR-based test has also received CE marking, according to Seegene, and is now commercially available.

Invitae said this week that it completed its acquisition of Singular Bio on June 19.

QuantuMDx and Molbio Diagnostics said this week they have signed a memorandum of understanding to work jointly in infectious disease diagnostics.

Through the joint collaboration, Seegene plans to accelerate development of its random access system on Hamilton's automated liquid handling platforms.

The company's new QuantStudio 5 Dx Real-Time PCR system allows users to wield multi-modal software to detect pathogens.

The agreement with Mexico's agriculture department covers studies to evaluate molecular detection assays for bovine TB, as well as studies on zoonotic TB diagnosis.

The partnership marks the first step in the company's plan to develop 100 new molecular diagnostics within the next two years.

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Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.