Thermo Fisher Scientific Rockefeller Foundation Funds Global Pathogen Sequencing With $20M, Forms Collaborations The funding and alliances mark the first step in the foundation's establishment of a pandemic prevention institute, which will collaborate with similar efforts elsewhere. Thermo Fisher Signs Comarketing, Research Agreements for Mass Spec Applications The company signed separate agreements with Newomics, Advanced Electrophoresis Solutions, and the University of Sheffield involving its mass spec and other technologies. Thermo Fisher Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Pooled Sample SARS-CoV-2 Test Kit The RT-PCR-based kit is designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in pooled samples containing up to five individual nasal swab specimens. Thermo Fisher Scientific Q1 Revenues up 59 Percent The firm said revenues from its life sciences solutions segment more than doubled during the quarter, while revenues from specialty diagnostics rose 69 percent. Thermo Fisher Scientific to Acquire Contract Research Organization PPD for $17.4B Thermo Fisher will acquire PPD for $47.50 per share for a total price of $17.4 billion, plus the assumption of approximately $3.5 billion in debt. Apr 13, 2021 FDA-Led Group Evaluates Performance of RUO Liquid Biopsy Assays to Inform Practice Guidelines Premium Apr 13, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific Gets FDA EUA for High-Throughput, Automated COVID-19 Test Kit Apr 2, 2021 New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Thermo Fisher, MatMaCorp, More Mar 31, 2021 FDA Posts Info on Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Mutations on Test Effectiveness Mar 30, 2021 German COVID-19 Project Aims to Better Understand Role of Genetics in Disease Severity Premium Mar 24, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific, Color Health Partner for COVID-19 School Testing Mar 23, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific, Artificial Partner on COVID-19 Testing Platform Automation Mar 22, 2021 Thermo Fisher, Protein Metrics Partner on Mass Spec Data Analysis Solutions Feb 24, 2021 WuXi Diagnostics Closes $150M Series B Financing Round Feb 19, 2021 Qiagen Launches 'Digital Partner' Program to Expand Bioinformatics Reach Feb 19, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific Sued by New Jersey Lab Over COVID-19 Testing Problems Feb 17, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Cell Sorting Technology From Propel Labs Feb 16, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific Gets FDA EUA for COVID-19, Influenza Combo PCR Test Feb 8, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific Gets CE Mark for High-Throughput COVID-19 Assay Feb 1, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific Revenues Rise 54 Percent in Q4, 26 Percent for Full Year 2020 Jan 26, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific, SPT Labtech to Comarket Sequencing Library Prep Products Jan 19, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific to Acquire Mesa Biotech for Up to $550M Jan 12, 2021 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference 2021, Day 2: Roche, Seer, 10x, Guardant, Hologic, Thermo Fisher Jan 11, 2021 Seer Inks Commercial Agreements with Bruker, Thermo Fisher Scientific Jan 8, 2021 FDA Issues Alert About Potential False Negative Test Results From SARS-CoV-2 Mutations Load More Breaking News Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.