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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Cepheid said last week that its third quarter revenues grew 15 percent year over year driven primarily by stronger than expected commercial clinical revenue resulting from new Xpert assays and customer types.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Bay Area startup Diassess has been awarded nearly $300,000 from the National Institutes of Health for the first year of a two-year project to develop a point-of-care, nucleic acid amplification-based diagnostic device for sexually transmitted infections, with an initial foc

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Hologic said after the close of the market on Wednesday that its revenues for the fiscal third quarter inched up 1 percent year over year.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of Maryland's Schools of Dentistry and Medicine said today they have jointly received a $10.7 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to use omics methods to identify molecular biomarkers related to sexually transmitted in

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BD Diagnostics said today the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared for marketing the BD ProbeTec Chlamydia trachomatis Qx Amplified DNA Assay and the BD ProbeTec Neisseria gonorrhea Qx Amplified DNA Assay on the BD Viper LT system.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Atlas Genetics today announced it completed the final tranche of its £16.9 million ($28.4 million) Series B financing to complete the transfer to manufacture of its io molecular diagnostics system and file for regulatory approval of the first test for chlamydia.

Molecular diagnostic company Wave 80 Biosciences has received Phase I Small Business Innovation Research funding from the National Institutes of Health to develop rapid sample prep to support chlamydia testing in low-resource settings.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quidel reported after the close of the market on Tuesday that its fourth quarter revenues declined 7 percent year over year on slower influenza and respiratory disease business.

Hologic this week reported a 3 percent year-over-year decline in fiscal first-quarter revenues, including a 7 percent drop in revenues in its Diagnostics division.

A team from Estonia's University of Tartu and molecular diagnostics startup Selfdiagnostics has published a peer-reviewed study describing and clinically validating a recently developed point-of-care molecular assay to diagnose chlamydia infections.

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Kelvin Droegemeier, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is the new acting director of the US National Science Foundation.

An opinion piece at the Guardian discusses the state of SARS-CoV-2 testing in the UK.

Wired reports the University of California, Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute has transformed itself into a diagnostic lab to run SARS-CoV-2 tests.

In Nature this week: direct-capture Perturb-seq approach for combinatorial single-cell CRISPR screens, potential uses of genome-editing in breeding crops, and more.