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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Enterome and Synthetic Biologics will conduct microbiome research on the effects of beta-lactam antibiotics on humans as part of an agreement announced today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Qiagen has achieved a major milestone in its efforts to expand uptake of its QIAsymphony RGQ molecular diagnostics system, as the company disclosed this week that the platform recently received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Qiagen has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its QIAsymphony RGQ MDx system and Artus C. difficile QS-RGQ MDx kit, the company said Monday after the close of the market.

Roche's acquisition of privately held Boston-area molecular diagnostics developer Iquum, announced earlier this week, is expected to fill a hole in Roche's product portfolio, gi

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – For the past eight years Menon Biosensors has operated in near secrecy developing a technology with US government backing to detect some of the world's deadliest biothreat pathogens.

As one of its major molecular diagnostics-related revenue sources begins to slow down, Qiagen today outlined its plan to replace it with several new MDx initiatives and other molecular biology-related growth drivers.

Scientists from UK-based molecular diagnostics developer Lumora have published a pilot study demonstrating how a new heat elution-based sample prep method can be combined with isothermal amplification and Lumora's bioluminescent assay in real-time (BART) readout technology to qui

PrimeraDx said this week that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance for its ICEPlex C. difficile assay kit and ICEPlex molecular diagnostics system.

A study by researchers from the University of Oxford, has used whole genome sequencing to show that fidaxomicin is superior to vancomycin in preventing both relapse of a single strain of Clostridium difficile and reinfection with a new strain.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PrimeraDx said that it has received US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for its ICEPlex System and ICEPlex C. difficile Assay Kit.

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.