Xagenic

The company expects the funds to accelerate its efforts to develop and commercialize the Xagenic X1 diagnostic platform.

The group has licensed the clamp method, as well as earlier technology developments, to Xagenic, which is working to commercialize it in various diagnostic areas.

Electrochemical clamp assays, developed at the university could expand Xagenic's X1 platform into the liquid biopsy space.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Decentralized molecular diagnostics firm Xagenic today announced the second closing of its Series B financing round, bringing in a total of C$25.5 million (US$23.8 million).

Linda McAllister has joined Toronto-based molecular diagnostics firm Xagenic as chief medical officer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics firm Xagenic today announced that it has closed a Series B round of financing that brought in $20 million (US$18.8 million) in funding.

Korean technology and test developer Seegene this week said that it has developed a new, real-time microarray platform that it claims eliminates the "burdensome, time-consuming" steps associated with current array technologies, and is "highly applicable" to point-of-care testing.

A team of researchers at the University of Toronto has developed the next-generation of a chip-based platform for the identification of infection-causing bacteria.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Startup molecular diagnostics company Xagenic today announced funding of up to C$990,000 (US$977,495) from the Canadian government in support of its diagnostic platform.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.