Diagnostics

The company plans to outlicense the assay, developed using a custom Affymetrix microarray, to an interested partner.

P. falciparum by Dr. Osaro Erhabor, Wikimedia Commons

The studies provide further support for Meridian's Illumigene Malaria as a tool for routine screening of travelers in non-endemic areas of the world.

The financing, which comes on the heels of a $30 million Series C round, will be used for operating capital.

The company's diagnostics business saw 8 percent growth, while its Covance segment retreated 2 percent. The firm lowered its adjusted EPS estimate for the full year. 

Influenza revenues rose 112 percent due to an especially long and severe respiratory disease season, dominated by a virulent H3N2 strain of influenza.

Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.