HIV HIV Risk Reduced in Carriers of Allele Linked to Severe COVID-19 HIV infection risk was roughly 27 percent lower in individuals with a COVID-19 risk allele that reduced CCR5 chemokine receptor gene expression. HIV Sequencing Study in Netherlands Uncovers Virulent Variant Mutations, History Along with analyses focused on de novo mutations contributing to virulence and transmissibility, researchers traced the HIV-1 VB variant back to at least the early 1990s. Florida Atlantic University Wins $1.3M NIH Grant to Develop Sample-to-Answer HIV Self-Test The assay will be designed for self-testing and is expected to be sensitive enough to detect HIV during acute infection, treatment, and viral rebound. Roche Infectious Disease Tests for New Molecular Instrument Nab CE Mark They are the first four assays launched for the Cobas 5800 platform, and Roche is pursuing CE marking for other tests, including the Cobas SARS-CoV-2 test. Cepheid Nabs CE Mark for PCR-Based HIV-1 Tests Both tests run on any of the firm's GeneXpert systems and add second targets for HIV detection and early identification. Apr 1, 2021 Altona Diagnostics Nabs CE Mark for HIV-1 Viral Load PCR Assay Mar 11, 2021 Roche Cobas HIV, Hepatitis C Tests Nab WHO Prequalification Mar 1, 2021 OraSure Technologies Q4 Revenues Rise 27 Percent, Beat Analysts' Estimate Nov 20, 2020 Hologic Receives Additional FDA Approval for Diagnostic Use of HIV-1 Viral Load Test Sep 14, 2020 Hologic Gets WHO Prequalification Approval for HIV Assay, Offers $950M in Senior Notes Sep 1, 2020 Roche Receives FDA Approval for HIV-1/HIV-2 Qualitative Molecular Test Aug 5, 2020 OraSure Technologies Q2 Revenues Drop 25 Percent, Miss Analysts Estimates Aug 3, 2020 Cervical Cancer Study in Ugandan Women Finds HPV-Specific Tumor DNA Methylation, Gene Expression Jun 15, 2020 NeuMoDx Molecular Nabs CE Mark for HIV Viral Load Assay May 19, 2020 Advanced Biological Laboratories Gets CE-IVD Mark for HIV Genotyping Assays May 7, 2020 Grifols ART System Nabs FDA Approval May 6, 2020 OraSure Technologies Q1 Revenues Rise 5 Percent Apr 29, 2020 Broad Institute Researchers Develop Viral Detection Platform Based on Microfluidics, CRISPR Tech Mar 27, 2020 New Method for Detecting Point Mutations Could Significantly Impact Low-Cost Diagnostics Premium Mar 12, 2020 Jury Rules in Favor of Hologic, Grifols in BioMérieux Patent Infringement Lawsuit Feb 19, 2020 OraSure Technologies Q4 Revenues Down 1 Percent Jan 30, 2020 Roche Diagnostics Keeps Eyes Firmly on China Premium Jan 29, 2020 Hologic Fiscal Q1 Diagnostics Revenues Rise 5 Percent Dec 3, 2019 Co-Diagnostics Joint Venture Gets Clearance in India for Five MDx Tests Nov 7, 2019 OraSure Strives for End-to-End Presence in Microbiome Market with Diversigen Buy Premium Load More Breaking News Single-Nucleus Chromatin Accessibility Profiling in Coronary Artery Disease Points to Mechanisms ALL Genomes Marked by High DNA Methylation Levels Cepheid Gets CE Mark for Updated Rapid COVID MDx Test Mainz Biomed, Dante Labs Partner to Commercialize ColoAlert in Europe, UAE CellCarta Acquires Rights to Targeted Protein Assays from Fred Hutch Spinout Precision Assays Genetic Analysis, Omnigene Medical Technologies Ink Distribution, Tech Transfer Deal The Scan Monkeypox Case Found in US The New York Times says that a case of monkeypox has now been reported in the US. Effects on Fetal Screening Wired writes that changes to US abortion laws could affect screening for fatal congenital conditions. 'Pharma Bro' Out of Prison The Wall Street Journal reports that Martin Shkreli has been released from prison to a halfway house. Nature Papers Present Cultivate Oat Genome, Benchmarking of Spatial and Single-Cell Transcriptomic Integration Methods In Nature this week: reference genome of the cultivated oat, and more.