hospital-acquired infection DiaSorin to Acquire Luminex for $1.8B DiaSorin said that the transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to its earnings per share and result in cost synergies of about $55 million within three years. Fluidigm, Next Gen Diagnostics Partner on Sample Prep for Clinical Pathogen Sequencing Bioinformatics firm Next Gen Diagnostics will integrate Fluidigm's Juno microfluidic sample prep system into its workflow for pathogen whole-genome sequencing. Biotia Raises $2.4M in Seed Financing The startup company will use the money to develop its microbial tests and AI-based software for surveillance and prevention of hospital-acquired infections. ChromaCode Debuts Instrument-Agnostic Multiplex Panel for Multi-Drug Resistant Infection Screening Premium The firm's tick-borne pathogens panel was also recently the subject of a clinical study, showing high accuracy in detecting numerous infectious agents. Scope Fluidics Subsidiary Developing 15-Minute PCR System for POC Infectious Disease MDx Premium Based in Warsaw, Poland, the technology was inspired by "ultra-fast" PCR methods from the Wittwer group and Scope plans to launch tests for MRSA and C. diff. Aug 12, 2019 Clostridium Difficile Speciation Occurring in Healthcare Settings, Genomic Study Suggests Aug 1, 2019 Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococci Profiled at Public Hospital, Community Sites in London Jul 29, 2019 Tangen Biosciences Developing Lab-on-a-Disc Isothermal MDx for Point of Care Premium May 16, 2019 GenePOC Carbapenem Resistance MDx Panel Gets FDA Clearance Apr 10, 2019 Genomic Study Uncovers Human Bloodstream Infection Adaptations in Historical Hospital Samples Nov 15, 2018 Hospitals Build Case for Pathogen Sequencing to Track Resistance, Monitor Outbreaks Premium Oct 23, 2018 GenePOC C. Diff MDx Approved in Canada May 15, 2018 Cepheid Carba-R 'Superbug' Test Gets Expanded Claims Apr 20, 2018 Genetic Signatures Gets CE Mark for 'Superbugs' Kit Feb 7, 2018 Genomic Analysis Finds Hospital Plumbing Harbors Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Jan 15, 2018 BD, Check-Points Receive CE Mark for Resistant Organism Screening Test Oct 25, 2017 UK MRSA Genomes Highlight Overlapping Hospital-Community Transmission Clusters Jun 3, 2017 Genomic Analysis Uncovers Population Restructuring Among Hospital Pathogen Isolates May 24, 2017 Biotia Aims to Cut Hospital-Acquired Infections by Monitoring Microbiome of Hospital Environment Premium May 24, 2017 Microbiome Study Maps How Bacteria Spread in New Chicago Hospital Over a Year Premium Mar 17, 2017 Genomic Analysis Traces Transplant Recipient Infection Back to Donor Nov 17, 2016 OpGen Makes Case for Using its Technology to Study, Track Infections in Healthcare Systems Premium Sep 6, 2016 Danaher to Acquire Cepheid for Nearly $4 Billion in Cash Mar 9, 2016 FDA Clears Cepheid Xpert Carba-R Test on GeneXpert System Sep 15, 2015 ERBA Diagnostics Mannheim Acquires Lumora Load More Breaking News Immunai Closes $215M Series B Round DNAe, Imperial College London, U of Leicester to Develop NGS-Based Breast Cancer Monitoring Test Illumina, Israel Ministry of Health to Pilot Genome Sequencing for Diagnosing Critically Ill Infants GenomSys Gains CE Mark for New Genomic Analysis Software Thermo Fisher Scientific Q3 Revenues up 9 Percent BTIG Initiates Coverage of LumiraDx With Buy Rating The Scan Panel Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Kids CNN reports that the US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted in favor of authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old. Sharing How to Make It Merck had granted a royalty-free license for its COVID-19 treatment to the Medicines Patent Pool, according to the New York Times. Bring it Back In Bloomberg reports that a genetic analysis has tied a cluster of melioidosis cases in the US to a now-recalled aromatherapy spray. Nucleic Acids Research Papers on SomaMutDB, VThunter, SCovid Databases In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of somatic mutations in normal tissue, viral receptor-related expression signatures, and more.