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Researchers testing a prototype of a Roche next-gen sequencing assay to measure drug resistance in HIV patients recently reported that the test's performance was comparable to Siemen's TruGene assay, which uses real-time PCR and Sanger sequencing and is approved by the US Food an

Siemens has been awarded US Patent No. 8,352,195, "Methods and systems for identifying PCR primers specific to one or more target genomes."
Lance Palmer, Daniel Fasulo, Lujia Chen, and Gayle Wittenberg are named as inventors.

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics this week introduced its new Innovance Free Protein S Antigen assay for free protein S antigen testing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Affymetrix today said that it has expanded its license agreement with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics for its branched DNA (bDNA) technology.

BG Medicine said last week that it filed a 510(k) submission with the US Food & Drug Administration for an automated version of its BGM Galectin-3 heart failure test to be run on Abbott Laboratories' Architect platform.

Integrated Diagnostics this week said it has launched a new operating division called InDi Imaging to commercialize PET imaging probes based on its protein catalyzed capture agent, or PCC, technology.

BG Medicine this week reported a 44 percent drop in first-quarter revenues year over year as its service revenues fell but its product revenues rose sharply.

Thermo Fisher Scientific said this week it has acquired the exclusive rights from diagnostics firm Nephromics to use placental growth factor protein as a biomarker for the diagnosis of preeclampsia and eclampsia.

AmberGen is developing a microbead-based, multiplexed, in vitro pediatric allergy test. The diagnostic is designed to enable the detection of multiple allergen-specific IgE antibodies in blood, according to a company executive.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.