HIV Altona Diagnostics Nabs CE Mark for HIV-1 Viral Load PCR Assay The firm's assay leverages reverse transcriptase quantitative PCR to amplify two separate regions of the HIV-1 genome to monitor HIV-infected patients. Roche Cobas HIV, Hepatitis C Tests Nab WHO Prequalification Prequalification from the World Health Organization indicates that products meet high quality standards and are safe for their intended use. OraSure Technologies Q4 Revenues Rise 27 Percent, Beat Analysts' Estimate The firm attributed its quarterly and annual revenue gains primarily to sales of COVID-19 testing sample collection devices. Hologic Receives Additional FDA Approval for Diagnostic Use of HIV-1 Viral Load Test The company said that its Aptima HIV-1 molecular test utilizes a dual-target approach against highly conserved regions in the HIV genome. Hologic Gets WHO Prequalification Approval for HIV Assay, Offers $950M in Senior Notes The company said that dried blood-spot sampling improves access to HIV diagnostic testing and care, particularly among HIV-infected people living in remote areas. 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 Nov 6, 2019 OraSure Q3 Revenues Fall 22 Percent; Firm Announces $12M All-Cash Buy of Diversigen Nov 5, 2019 FDA Authorizes Marketing of Vela Diagnostics NGS-Based HIV-1 Drug Resistance Mutation Test Oct 31, 2019 Sherlock Biosciences Aims to Create Dx Tool for 'Where Testing Should be Done, But Isn't' Premium Oct 15, 2019 Enzo Biochem Fiscal Q4 Revenues Down 8 Percent Oct 11, 2019 EU Researchers Awarded €3M to Develop POC Molecular Tests Load More Breaking News BTIG Initiates Coverage of Berkeley Lights With Buy Rating Quest Diagnostics to Offer Biocept's Target Selector NGS Lung Cancer Test Novacyt 2020 Revenues Surge on Strong Demand for SARS-CoV-2 Testing Products Leidos Wins CDC Bioinformatics Contract Worth up to $13M Thermo Fisher Scientific Next-Generation SARS-CoV-2 PCR Test Nabs CE-IVD Mark Cytosine Base Editor Enables Genome-Wide Genetic Function Screening The Scan Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research. Who's Getting the Patents? A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports. Other Uses CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2. PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.