HPV

In response to public comment on draft recommendations published last year, the USPSTF changed course and retained cotesting as an option.

TSG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ascendis Medical and supplies diagnostic laboratory equipment and consumables to pathology laboratories.

The firm's diagnostics division was up 4 percent. Molecular diagnostics grew 7 percent, cytology & perinatal was flat, and blood screening was down 2 percent.

In addition, Qiagen has partnered with Japan's SRL for companion diagnostic development, and its CareHPV test was added to the WHO list of prequalified IVDs.

The Cobas HPV Test is now approved for use as a primary screening test with BD's SurePath and Hologic's ThinPrep PreservCyt Solution.

Public sector programs in some low- and middle-income countries will obtain access to Hologic's Panther system through a single, all-inclusive pricing structure.

Significantly fewer women screened with HPV testing alone had high-grade pathologies four years later compared to those receiving cytology testing.

IncellDx HPV OncoTect 3Dx system combines the quantification of oncogene mRNA overexpression, proliferation, and aneuploidy in one high-throughput assay, according to the firm.

The company unveiled forthcoming products for high-throughput molecular testing, diagnostic lab informatics, and microbiology automation.

The firm has launched a multiplex real-time PCR assay that detects HPV 16, HPV 18, and a pool of 12 other high-risk HPV subtypes.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.