Researchers at the University of North Texas Health Science Center recently developed an assay capable of quantifying nuclear DNA, mitochondrial DNA copy number, and the ratio of age-related deletions in the mitochondrial genome, in a single qPCR.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Trilink BioTechnologies said today that it has inked a new licensing agreement with Biofortuna allowing the UK firm to use Trilink's hot start deoxynucleotides for freeze-drying molecular diagnostic kit development and production service.
The Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research has been awarded US Patent No. 8,362,227, "Detection of Clostridium difficile."
Franklin Cockerill, Thomas Smith, Jon Rosenblatt, and Lynne Sloan are named as inventors.
Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.