antibiotic resistance Torus Biosystems Completes $25M Series A Financing Round The funding round was led by Northpond Ventures, and Northpond's director Adam Wieschhaus will join Torus' board of directors. T2 Biosystems Advancing Pipeline, Accelerating Instrument Placement Strategy Premium The company is working to transition its instruments sold in the US from COVID-19 testing to sepsis testing and increase its installed base. After Winning XPrize, ChromaCode Sets Sights on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Expansion Premium The firm also recently validated its instrument-agnostic technology's ability to detect up to 20 targets per qPCR well using high-definition PCR. SpeeDx Inks Distribution Deal for Infectious Disease Tests in Turkey The deal covers SpeeDx's ResistancePlus and PlexPCR product lines, which include tests for sexually transmitted infections and antibiotic resistance. Roche to Acquire GenMark Diagnostics for $1.8B Under the acquisition agreement, expected to close in Q2, Roche will acquire all outstanding shares of GenMark's common stock for $24.05 per share. Mar 1, 2021 Host DNA Methylation Signatures May Predict Likelihood of Persistent, Resolving MRSA Infections Feb 24, 2021 LexaGene Open-Access Syndromic Panel Platform Lets Labs Customize Targets, Including SARS-CoV-2 Premium Feb 18, 2021 E. Coli Metabolic Gene Mutations Implicated in Antibiotic Resistance Jan 13, 2021 OpGen Preliminary Q4 Revenue Climbs 63 Percent Nov 11, 2020 OpGen Posts 70 Percent Increase in Q3 Revenues Amid Shuffling of Portfolio Oct 23, 2020 ICBiome Bets on Whole-Genome Sequencing Analysis to Control MRSA, COVID-19 Outbreaks Premium Oct 14, 2020 OpGen Provides Additional Info to FDA on Antimicrobial Resistance Gene Panel Oct 8, 2020 Genomic Data Helps Explain Yaws Re-emergence, Antibiotic Resistance in Papua New Guinea Sep 30, 2020 BARDA Exercises $10.5M Option on T2 Bio Contract Sep 30, 2020 Curetis Receives €350K German Government Grant to Develop Carbapenem Resistance Test Sep 24, 2020 Antibiotic Resistance Spread in Europe Informed by Bacterial Plasmid Sequencing Sep 8, 2020 Scope Fluidics Secures €10M Loan From European Investment Bank Aug 5, 2020 Visby Medical Gonorrhea Test Wins $19M AMR Diagnostic Competition Jul 28, 2020 Startup CRISPR Firm Caspr Biotech Developing COVID Dx Using New Extremophile Bacteria Nuclease Premium Jun 16, 2020 Roche, SpeeDx Partner to Expand Access to Antibiotic Resistance Tests Jun 8, 2020 Metagenomic Survey of Hospital Sites Uncovers Two Ecological Niches Contributing to Infections Apr 14, 2020 OpGen Q1 Preliminary Revenues Down 38 Percent Mar 27, 2020 New Method for Detecting Point Mutations Could Significantly Impact Low-Cost Diagnostics Premium Mar 24, 2020 OpGen Fourth Quarter Revenues Increase 8 Percent Feb 24, 2020 Streck Antibiotic Resistance Kits Receive CE Mark Load More Breaking News Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.