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The company will use the cash to continue developing in vitro diagnostic assays for its "chemistry and reagent device," or CARD — which integrates sample preparation, nucleic acid amplification, and endpoint detection all on a single microfluidics-based, point-of-care polymeric module.

Marine Biochem's enzymes are being used in diagnostic kits sold by Siemens and sample-prep kits being tested by another unnamed company — relationships Marine Biochem hopes will help spark its transition from a B2B vendor to a company that sells research tools directly to end users.

The technology may enable a very stable diagnostic method to detect nucleic acids without using PCR, and has so far been demonstrated to detect anthrax.

Although the collaboration is aimed at increasing physician knowledge of genomic testing associated with all HIV drugs, it appears to have stemmed from lower-than-expected sales of Pfizer's CCR5-antagonist Selzentry.

The funds will support development of a high-throughput platform for screening infectious disease treatments.

The FDA approved an additional intended use for Roche's licensed Cobas TaqScreen MPX nucleic acid test to screen donated source plasma.

According to ViiV CEO Dominique Limet, the new company’s unique structure has the potential to “re-energize” the pharmaceutical industry’s involvement in driving HIV treatment innovation and improving access.

Genetic benefit management company Generation Health will assist the nation’s largest pharmacy services provider, CVS Caremark, to extend pharmacogenomics testing services to its pharmacy benefit management customers.

A new study suggests reversed-transcribed HIV-1 viruses that aren't integrated into the human genome have a chromatin structure and are transcriptionally silenced by epigenetic modifications.

The company said it is working with the City of Hope to investigate the vector-based delivery of an anti-HIV RNA cocktail composed of pHIV7, an shRNA targeting an exon in HIV-1 tat/rev, and a Tar decoy.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is working with California's health department to sequence viral samples from COVID-19 patients to trace viral introductions, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Despite differences in their migration habits, eastern and western monarch butterflies are genetically similar, according to a study in Molecular Ecology.

The UK is implementing COVID-19 testing with a 90-minute turnaround time.

In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.