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It is the first FDA-approved test for the stem cell transplant use case and meets the WHO International Standard for comparable results.

Following a beta evaluation of the system, a virology lab in Sheffield, UK, ran a workflow assessment and found improvements with the system.

The DxN Veris was recently launched as a CE-marked product with a menu of viral load tests, and will launch in a few years in the US with STD and HAI assays. 

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: human cytomegalovirus diversity, patterns of homologous recombination in E. coli, and more.

A team of researchers has characterized the genomic diversity of the human cytomegalovirus and uncovered potential therapeutic targets.

The German firm has signed a deal for BL&H to distribute, market, and sell its T-Track CMV kit in South Korea once it is approved as an in vitro diagnostic.

The firm is pursuing CE-IVD clearance of the new platform populated with a menu of its MGB assays.

The qPCR-based test for the Cobas 6800/8800 systems meets WHO standards and is available commercially in markets recognizing the CE mark. 

The two methods could shorten the detection time by eliminating the need to amplify the virus with in vitro cell culture.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Headed by a co-founder of Advanced Liquid Logic, startup company Baebies has entered the second stage of Small Business Innovation Research funding from the National Institutes of Health to develop a point-of-care cytomegalovirus assay appropriate for routine screening of n

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In Science this week: genetic target for urothelial bladder cancer treatment, and more.

At the Conversation, the University of Oxford's Michael Macklay writes that learning genetic risk of disease is a personal decision.

Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.

Researchers in Japan describe a chimpanzee with a chromosomal abnormality similar to human Down syndrome, Mashable reports.