Diagnostics News and analysis on diagnostic technologies and applications. Berkeley Lights to Launch Second Subscription Option for Smaller Biotech Firms Premium The firm also exercised "buy down" rights to two workflows developed with Ginkgo Bioworks and announced changes to its board of directors. Talis Biomedical Q1 Revenues Spike on Grant Funding The firm received milestone funding in the quarter from a National Institutes of Health RADx program grant. Prenatal Testing Startup Juno Diagnostics Closes $25M Series A Financing Round The funding will be used to support clinical validation studies, product development, and commercial launch of the company's products. Interpace Biosciences Q1 Revenues Up 8 Percent The company attributed the revenue increase to improved performance in its clinical services business and increased reimbursement rates for its cancer tests. Lucence Launches US Validation Study for Liquid Biopsy in Lung Cancer The study will recruit 200 non-small cell lung cancer patients, comparing results of the company's ctDNA testing to tissue next-generation sequencing. May 11, 2021 Caris Life Sciences Raises $830M to Support Precision Medicine Platform, Liquid Biopsy Development May 11, 2021 Biodesix Q1 Revenues Soar on COVID-19 Testing May 11, 2021 Variantyx Expands Into Prenatal, Cancer Testing Premium May 11, 2021 Castle Biosciences to Expand Range of Dermatology Diagnostics Beyond Cancer Premium May 11, 2021 BostonGene, Abramson Cancer Center to Collaborate on Immunotherapy Studies May 11, 2021 CARB-X Awards SpeeDx up to $3.7 Million for CT/NG Test on QuantumDx Q-POC May 11, 2021 Sherlock Biosciences Foundation Grants License to Rokline Health for COVID-19 CRISPR Tests May 11, 2021 Applied DNA Sciences Subsidiary Gets CLIA Certification From NY State Department of Health May 11, 2021 Biocartis Receives €1.4M Grant to Develop New Technology for Molecular Surveillance May 11, 2021 Berkeley Lights Q1 Revenues Grow 35 Percent May 11, 2021 Bio Molecular Systems Gets CE-IVD Mark, Australian Approval for Portable PCR Cycler May 10, 2021 Medicare Expands Coverage for Hologic's Biotheranostics Breast Cancer Test May 10, 2021 Veracyte Q1 Revenues Up 18 Percent; CEO Transition Underway May 10, 2021 Castle Biosciences Q1 Revenues Up 31 Percent May 10, 2021 BioEcho Life Sciences Gets CE-IVD Mark for Viral RNA/DNA Extraction Kit May 10, 2021 CIC Health, Quest Diagnostics Collaborate on COVID-19 School Testing May 10, 2021 Invitae Sues Natera Alleging Infringement of Patent on DNA Sequencing Assembly Technique May 10, 2021 Following IPO, Korean Diagnostics Firm NGeneBio Sets Sights on International Markets Premium May 10, 2021 TellBio Raises $5M in Series A Round, Inks Deals With Genetron, ARUP for Liquid Biopsy Platform May 10, 2021 Fulgent Genetics Makes $19M Investment in Chinese JV, Takes Controlling Interest Load More Breaking News ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR Patents to GenScript Biotech CellCarta Acquires Reveal Biosciences Talis Biomedical Q1 Revenues Spike on Grant Funding Prenatal Testing Startup Juno Diagnostics Closes $25M Series A Financing Round Interpace Biosciences Q1 Revenues Up 8 Percent Heligenics, Jackson Lab Partner to Study Breast Cancer Gene Variants The Scan And For Adolescents The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old. Also of Concern to WHO The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization has classified the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 as a "variant of concern." Test for Them All The New York Times reports on the development of combined tests for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses like influenza. PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding In PNAS this week: evolution of oral microbiomes among hominids, comparative genomic analysis of snake toxins, and more.