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Clostridium difficile

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.

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.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.