TwistDx Abbott's TwistDx Subsidiary to Consolidate Operations in San Diego Abbott confirmed that the move is a consequence of TwistDx evaluating its operations and strategic direction to align operations and commercial needs. Harvard-Led Team Develops Handheld Device for DNA, RNA Amplification, Detection Premium The portable device runs an isothermal amplification assay to detect genetic material from strains of tuberculosis in resource limited areas. Broad Institute Team Engineers Sherlock, Powered by CRISPR, Isothermal Amplification Premium Dubbed "Sherlock," the new technology has demonstrated potential in detecting viruses and bacteria as well as human SNPs and mutations in cell-free DNA. German Group Develops On-Chip RPA Arrays for Isothermal Detection of Viruses, Bacteria Premium The adaptable technology uses flow-through microfluidic chips and can detect three pathogens simultaneously with virtually unlimited potential array sizes. International Team Begins Field Trials for Solar-Powered 'Suitcase Lab,' Ebola Assay Premium The system uses off-the-shelf laboratory components and currently runs an Ebola assay based on isothermal amplification chemistry from Alere subsidiary TwistDx. Jan 5, 2015 Infectious Disease MDx 2014: qPCR for Ebola; Disease Panels; Isothermal Amplification Premium Nov 18, 2014 Rice U Team Shows Feasibility of Body Heat-activated Isothermal Amplification for Low-resource MDx Premium Oct 2, 2014 Alere's $12.9M BARDA Contract to Fund Next-gen Isothermal MDx Platform, Flu Test Premium Jun 19, 2014 With FDA-Cleared Flu Test, Alere Launches Isothermal MDx Platform for US Clinical Market Premium May 29, 2014 Dutch Group Develops RPA-based Assay for Leptospira Premium Mar 20, 2014 German Group Develops Dipstick Dx for Malaria Using Isothermal RPA Tech Premium Aug 8, 2013 Alere on Track to Launch HIV Viral Load Test Ex-US, File Isothermal Flu Assay with FDA in 2013 Premium Apr 4, 2013 Isothermal Assay from PATH, Hutch, TwistDx Rapidly Detects Multiple HIV-1 Subtypes Premium Feb 28, 2013 GenomeWeb Feature: Tools for Point-of-Care MDx Available, but Challenges Still Loom Premium Feb 28, 2013 Alere Provides Update on Commercialization Timeline for Nucleic Acid-Based Testing Platforms Premium May 17, 2012 Alere Developing Pair of NAT Platforms with Initial Assays Planned for HIV Viral Load, Flu Premium Oct 20, 2011 University of Chicago Team Demos New Digital PCR Method, Device; Forms 'SlipChip' Startup Premium Aug 25, 2011 PATH Using TwistDx's Amplification Tech in Minimally Instrumented HIV Test for Infants Premium Aug 5, 2010 IP Update: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification, and Sample Prep: Aug 5, 2010 Premium Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.