bacterial infections

The acquisition nets Vela a US manufacturing and R&D site, as well as Great Basin's multiplexing platform and six existing FDA-approved products.

Cornell researchers plan to test cell-free DNA in a prospective study for diagnosing infection and antimicrobial resistance in kidney transplant patients.

The French firm will assess the ability of its iDtect metagenomic NGS assay to identify pathogenic bacteria and viruses in febrile neutropenia patients.

The funding will help Mobidiag scale up production of its Novodiag instruments and disposable cartridges, and improve its global sales and marketing activities.

The award will go toward the development of MicrobeDx's technology for detecting the presence of bacteria in clinical urine specimens and to which antibiotics they are susceptible.

Jean-Laurent Casanova aims to identify single-gene mutations that compromise the immunity of normally healthy individuals and lead to severe infectious disease.

The firm offers two clinical assays, and is in discussions with Qiagen about developing its assays for the GeneReader.

The firm uses at least five types of metagenomic assays to detect the relative abundance of microbial species in the oral and pulmonary microbiomes.

The collaborative study includes testing urine samples from patients who have an increased risk for complicated urinary tract infections.

The firm's assay is designed to detect the relative abundance of bacteria species in a patient's sample, allowing doctors to improve long-term inpatient care decisions.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.