bacterial infections Inflammatix Raises $102M in Series D Financing to Continue Development of Immune-Response Tests The firm said it will use the financing to develop and commercialize its immune response gene-expression diagnostic tests. Phase Genomics Wins $1.7M NIH Grant for Virus Discovery Platform Development The platform, based on the firm's Hi-C technology, is designed to assembly viral genomes from metagenomic samples and associate them with their microbial hosts. CareDx, IDbyDNA Partner to Develop Infectious Disease Dx for Transplant Patients The test will identify more than 100 pathogens, as well as drug resistance in viruses and bacteria. GeneCapture Awarded $250K SBIR Grant to Test Rapid Wound Pathogen Platform GeneCapture's platform would allow medical providers of all skill levels to quickly treat bacterial infections with the appropriate antibiotics in remote environments BGI Bloodstream Pathogen Nucleic Acid Detection Kit Gets CE Mark The kit, developed by BGI Patho-Genesis Pharmaceutical Technology, is designed to construct a metagenomic sequencing library directly from clinical samples. Nov 9, 2020 Metagenomic Sequencing Can Quickly Identify Pathogens in Body Fluids, New Study Finds Nov 6, 2020 Multiplex PCR Panels for Joint Infections on the Horizon Premium Oct 29, 2020 Inflammatix Awarded $7.4M in Additional BARDA Funding for POC System, Acute Infection Test Oct 8, 2020 Inflammatix Moving Into Coronavirus Test Market With Gene Expression Host Response Platform Premium Sep 24, 2020 Antibiotic Resistance Spread in Europe Informed by Bacterial Plasmid Sequencing Aug 13, 2020 HelixBind Aims to Circumvent Culture With Rapid Technology to Detect Bloodstream Infections Premium Jun 10, 2020 HelixBind Receives $3M NIH Grant to Expand Bloodstream Infection Dx Platform Jun 3, 2020 OpGen Expands Partnership With New York State Department of Health to Detect AMR Infections May 11, 2020 Day Zero Diagnostics Using CARB-X Award to Commercialize Antibiotic-Resistance Testing Platform Premium May 11, 2020 CARB-X Awards Day Zero Diagnostics $6.2M to Develop Rapid Antibiotic Resistance Platform Apr 21, 2020 Curetis, Karolinska Institute Collaborate to Identify Bacterial Co-Infections in COVID-19 Patients Mar 17, 2020 Illumina, IDbyDNA Ink Partnership on NGS Technologies for Infectious Disease Mar 12, 2020 DIAMONDS Project Using New Classification Approach to Develop Rapid Infectious Disease Tests Premium Feb 5, 2020 Scope Fluidics Raises 14M Polish Zloty to Commercialize Rapid POC MDx System Oct 31, 2019 Sherlock Biosciences Aims to Create Dx Tool for 'Where Testing Should be Done, But Isn't' Premium Oct 31, 2019 Genomics Links Fecal Transplant Recipient Infections to Drug-Resistant E. Coli in Donor Jul 10, 2019 Day Zero Diagnostics Wins $224K SBIR Grant to Fund HAI Outbreak Analysis Tool May 28, 2019 Group A Streptococcus Vaccine Target Candidates Identified From Global Genome Set Apr 19, 2019 Oxford Nanopore Sequencing Shows Promise for Diagnosing Prosthetic Joint Infections Premium Apr 17, 2019 Drug Resistance in Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections Associated With Pseudomonas Bacteriophages Load More Breaking News Alzheimer's Disease Phosphoproteomics Study Uncovers Signaling Abnormalities Genetic Analysis of H. Pylori Indicates Americas Colonized in One Main Migration Event BillionToOne Raises $55M in Series B Financing GeninCode to Launch Cardiovascular Disease Risk Tests in US With Eversana Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Illumina, Liquid Biopsy, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and More Becton Dickinson Sues Beckman Coulter Over Cell Analysis, Sorting IP The Scan Another Resignation According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug. Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. Can't Be Used The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports. PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.