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Listeria

The organization has been scaling up its use of NGS and bioinformatics and a recent NARMS publication is the first of many that will incorporate sequencing data. 

Keeping Tabs on Bugs

The US Food and Drug Administration tracked a recent multi-state Listeria outbreak using whole-genome sequencing.

The revenue spike was due to an increase in the number of Atlas molecular testing platforms placed with commercial customers.

The molecular diagnostics company said the number of Atlas instruments placed with customers under commercial agreements rose to 41 from 38 in Q4 2014.

The 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Listeria monocytogenes is 30 percent faster than the first-generation test.

The fourth quarter revenue growth resulted from an increase in its Atlas instrument placements, as well as an increase in the commercial use of the instrument. 

The partners will collaborate to develop and validate a high-throughput DNA microarray-based detection system to monitor foodborne bacteria and viruses. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – New Zealand Medical and Scientific will distribute Invisible Sentinel's Veriflow assays in New Zealand under an agreement announced today.

DuPont said this week that its BAX System real-time PCR assay for Listeria species has been certified by the AOAC Research Institute as a Performance Tested Method.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) —DuPont said today that its BAX System real-time PCR assay for Listeria species has been certified by the AOAC Research Institute as a Performance Tested Method.

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.