Xceed Molecular

Under the terms of the deal, Holliston, Mass.-based Digilab will sell Axela's Ziplex system for gene and protein expression analysis and dotLab mX system for real-time immunoassays.

Axela to date has focused on providing protein analysis tools and services, and the addition of Xceed's Ziplex System for gene expression analysis will support its ambitions to speed the validation and clinical application of DNA, RNA, and protein biomarkers.

The deal combines Axela's multiplex protein biomarker testing capabilities and Xceed's Ziplex System for gene expression analysis, with a focus on multiplex diagnostic assays.

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.

A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.