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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — WaferGen Biosystems said today that it has acquired the next-generation sequencing library preparation business of IntegenX.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Wafergen Biosystems today said that revenues in its third quarter more than doubled year over year.

Clontech Laboratories has launched its SMARTer Stranded RNA-seq kit for strand-specific RNA-seq from low-input samples.

Fresh off of a $15 million private placement and restructuring transaction intended to simplify its capital structure, WaferGen Biosystems has shifted its focus to position itself as a provider of tools to supplement next-generation sequencing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — WaferGen Biosystems said today that it has completed a private placement of common stock, Series 1 convertible preferred stock, and warrants to purchase shares of common stock to accredited investors, netting just over $15 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Wafergen Biosystems announced late on Tuesday a series of moves — including a stock split, a capital restructuring, and a private placement to raise up to roughly $17.3 million — to boost its share price and improve its cash position.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen BioSystems said this week that its revenues for the second quarter rose 12-fold year over year.

Clontech Laboratories and Rubicon Genomics have launched the SMARTer Universal Low Input RNA Library Prep Kit.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Clontech Laboratories and Rubicon Genomics today announced a partnership to integrate each other's technology for RNA sample preparation for next-generation sequencing applications.

Aviir has launched two comprehensive genetic panels to test for undiagnosed arrhythmia or cardiomyopathy. The tests cover the major causes of cardiomyopathies, arrhythmia disorders, and other genetically transmitted diseases that affect the heart and vasculature.

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.