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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared Cepheid's Xpert CT/NG test for marketing, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company announced after the close of the market on Thursday.

Meridian Bioscience has developed a simple, equipment-free, rapid nucleic acid purification method for use with a variety of clinical specimens, and demonstrated that it enables similar analytical and clinical sensitivity as current commonly used methods such as silica-based puri

Meridian Bioscience said this week that it has completed beta trials for two new Illumigene molecular amplification tests.

The primary motivation for PerkinElmer's acquisition of Chinese infectious disease diagnostic firm Shanghai Haoyuan Biotech, announced this week, is to provide the Waltham, Mass.-based firm entrée into the nucleic acid-based blood screening market, company executives said this we

A Cepheid executive today provided investors with an update on the company's molecular diagnostic pipeline, stating that the firm currently has 14 tests in development for its automated GeneXpert platform and that it expects to offer the broadest test menu of any molecular diagno

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Leerink Swann survey of diagnostic laboratories in Europe found that molecular-based testing continues to find traction with continued penetration strongest in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus testing and human papillomavirus testing.

Researchers from Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Emory University, and Network Biosystems have been awarded a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an assay for NetBio's integrated molecular testing system that will identify the biothre

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Once the $3.7 billion Hologic acquisition of Gen-Probe is completed, Gen-Probe will become the "hub" of Hologic's diagnostics business, and in addition to selling the San Diego company's

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid this week updated its test pipeline with a focus on gonorrhea and chlamydia, cancer, and tuberculosis over the next few years.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared Gen-Probe's Panther, a fully automated and integrated molecular testing platform, the San Diego-based company announced today.

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Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.