The infectious disease diagnostics firm secured eight new contracts covering 18 hospital in the US and Europe during the fourth quarter.
The infectious disease diagnostics firm will initially receive $40 million from CRG, most of which will go towards paying down existing debt.
It was a rough year for biotech stocks — the Nasdaq Biotech Index fell 22 percent even as the Dow gained 13 percent and the Nasdaq gained 8 percent.
The GenomeWeb Index stayed relatively flat in November, underperforming the Dow and Nasdaq for a second month in a row.
A hospital study demonstrated an average total cost saving of around $25,000 for each patient with candidemia.
In addition to Illumina and Thermo Fisher, the investment bank reinitiated coverage of Bruker, Invitae, Agilent, Waters, and T2 Biosystems.
T2 and Allergan will develop a novel diagnostic panel for the detection of Gram-negative bacterial species and antibiotic resistance in patients with bacterial infections.
T2 said it's in a strong position to achieve planned portfolio milestones over the next two years, including submitting its next test for FDA clearance next year.
The companies have been working together since early 2015 on a diagnostic for the early detection of Lyme disease.
The test is based on a biomarker signature that consists of a core set of 31 genes associated with endotoxin tolerance in sepsis patients.
In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.
The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.
A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.
Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.