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Clostridium difficile

Researchers from the Public Health Agency of Sweden have developed an approach for typing Clostridium difficile isolates based on their patterns of high-molecular weight proteins.

Diagnostics revenues at the company jumped 5 percent organically driven in part by a 16 percent increase in sales of illumigene molecular diagnostic products.

The waiver opens up a significant new opportunity for Alere within the physician office market, according to a company executive.

The investment bank downgraded Meridian Bioscience from a prior Market Perform rating, noting challenges to its molecular diagnostics business. 

Researchers measure changes in gut microbiome associated with taking proton pump inhibitors and hint at link to C. difficile infection.

SlipChip

New micro-device is inexpensive to manufacture and can run nucleic acid amplification at room temperature.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Molecular diagnostics firm Great Basin Scientific has priced a planned initial public offering of 1.15 million units, with each unit consisting of one share of common stock and one Series A warrant.

Germany's MoBiTec said this week announced the availability of the EBOV real time RT-PCR kit for the detection of Ebola virus.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — IMDx said today that it has received three additional licenses for sale and distribution of its molecular tests for the Abbott m2000 platform outside the US and EU.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.