Tecan Tecan, UgenTec to Launch Sample-to-Answer PCR Workflows The companies have agreed to combine their respective liquid handling platforms and analysis software for integrated sample-to-answer PCR workflows. Zymo Research, Tecan Partner to Automate Viral Nucleic Acid Extraction The partners will launch Zymo's DreamPrep NAP workstation to streamline DNA/RNA extraction for high-complexity testing labs running COVID-19 assays. New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Sema4, NuGen, Seq2Know Tecan Acquires NuGen for $54.5M The acquisition will enable Tecan to expand into the genomics space by coupling NuGen's NGS sample prep kits with its own laboratory automation products. NuGen, KeyGene Settle Patent Infringement Dispute The disagreement began when NuGen filed a lawsuit seeking a ruling of non-infringement of two of KeyGene's US patents related to next-generation sequencing. Mar 26, 2018 KeyGene Asks Court to Dismiss it From NuGen Patent Suit Nov 30, 2017 LGC to Distribute NuGen Target Enrichment Technology Aug 15, 2017 Cambridge Epigenetix, NuGen Form Epigenetic Sequencing Partnership Jun 23, 2017 DiaSorin, Tecan to Develop Nucleic Acid Extraction Platform Sep 9, 2015 Phenomenex, Tecan Ink Marketing Deal for SPE Sample Prep Solutions Jul 16, 2015 RUCDR, PreAnalytix, NuGen Validate RNA-seq Workflow for Human Whole Blood Samples Premium Jul 1, 2015 NuGen Publishes Details of 'Fundamental' Single-Primer Target Enrichment Method Premium Jan 27, 2015 PreAnalytix, NuGen, RUCDR to Clinically Validate Workflow for Blood-Based RNA-seq Oct 7, 2014 IP Roundup: Nikon, Nugen, Columbia U, Affymetix, CustomArray Win US Patents Premium Oct 7, 2014 IP Watch: Shimadzu, Qiagen, Sequenom, Others Win US Patents Premium Aug 27, 2014 Product Watch: IdentiGen SNP Genotyping Assay Chemistry; NuGen Target Enrichment Premium Feb 27, 2014 Product Watch: Integromics RealTime StatMiner v5.0; Tecan TouchTools PCR Wizard for Freedom EVO Premium Sep 26, 2013 Product Watch: NuGen's Ovation Human FFPE RNA-seq Kit Premium Sep 24, 2013 New Products: NuGen's Ovation RNA-seq System; SoftGenetics' NextGene, Bio-Rad's ddPCR kit Premium Aug 30, 2013 In Brief This Week: Foundation Medicine, Illumina; Thermo Fisher Scientific; RUCDR Infinite Biologics, NuGen; More Aug 20, 2013 IP Watch: Bioneer, NuGen, Hologic, Molecular Detection, Quest, Others Win US Patents Premium Aug 13, 2013 Illumina Planning Sample Prep Products for ALL Technology, Will Move Business to San Diego in 2014 Premium Jul 23, 2013 IP Watch: Affymetrix, NuGen, Biosigma, BD, UK's HPA Win US Patents Premium Jul 23, 2013 IP Roundup: Sony, Cornell, Quest, ISB, NuGen, Tufts, Affymetrix, Life Bioscience Premium Jun 18, 2013 IP Roundup: Asuragen, NuGen Technologies, Alere, Affymetrix, University of Colorado Premium Load More Breaking News Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.