Lyme disease Adaptive Biotech Touts Progress Toward Lyme and Gastrointestinal Disease Diagnostics Premium The firm is expanding its plans from a Crohn's disease test to a broader GI differential diagnostic and continues to expect to launch its Lyme disease assay by year-end. UK Researchers Publish Data on qPCR-Based Early-Stage Lyme Disease Test Premium The test relies on using quantitative PCR to target genes encoded by prophages — viruses present in Lyme-causing bacteria, which can be easier to detect than the bacteria itself. Adaptive Biotechnologies Prepares to Launch T Cell-Based COVID-19 Test Premium Adaptive is rebranding its immunoSeq Dx assay as T-Detect and plans to submit for an EUA for a COVID-19 T-Cell response test by the end of the year. NIH Grants HelixBind $3M for Early Detection Lyme Test The firm's test detects DNA from tick-borne bacteria directly from a patient's blood, and clinical studies are planned for the 2021 tick season. Adaptive Eyes NGS-Based Test for T Cell Response in COVID-19 Premium The diagnostics firm is conducting a 1,000-person study to find T cell profiles associated with the immune response to COVID-19 and recovery from the disease. Feb 27, 2020 Adaptive Biotechnologies ImmunoSeq Dx Development Jolts Forward With Lyme Disease in Crosshairs Premium Sep 20, 2019 Roche Gains FDA Clearance for Cobas Babesia Blood Test Aug 14, 2019 Adaptive Biotechnologies Plans New Product Launches, Expanded FDA Label for ClonoSeq Premium Dec 11, 2018 ChromaCode Tackling Tick-Borne Illness Testing With Multiplex Molecular Panel Premium Nov 21, 2018 Institute for Systems Biology Using NIH Grant to Develop Peptide Dx for Lyme Disease Premium Jul 13, 2018 Citizen Science Project Helps Determine Distribution of Tick Pathogens in US Aug 28, 2017 Lyme Disease History, Future Explored With North American Borrelia Genome Set Aug 17, 2017 Mass Spec Test Developed to Distinguish Lyme Disease From Similar Condition May 2, 2017 T2 Biosystems' Gain in Q1 Product Sales Offset by Decline in Research Revenue Mar 8, 2017 TGen LymeSeq Assay Moving Forward With Financial Backing From Advocacy Group Premium Feb 13, 2017 T2 Biosystems Q4 Revenues Fall 10 Percent Feb 13, 2017 Ceres Nanosciences Raises $3M in Series A Funding Jan 13, 2017 Wearable Sensors May Predict Early Onset of Illness, Study Says Sep 23, 2016 Canon's $40M Cash Infusion Bolsters T2 Biosystems' Cash Position, Product Development Efforts Premium Jun 24, 2016 Oxford Immunotec to Acquire Imugen for $22.2M, Enter Tick-Borne Disease Market Mar 18, 2016 Genetic Search Uncovers Multiple Pathogens in Many Individual Ticks Feb 12, 2016 UCSF-led Team IDs Blood Expression Signature in Individuals With Acute Lyme Disease Feb 11, 2016 Mayo Clinic Lab Discovers New Lyme Disease-Causing Bacterium Using Routine Melt Curve Analysis Premium Feb 9, 2016 Tick Genome Provides Resource for Understanding Bloodsucker's Biology, Disease Transmission Dec 7, 2015 Aperiomics, ResourcePath Partner for Pathogen Testing Load More Breaking News Alzheimer's Disease Phosphoproteomics Study Uncovers Signaling Abnormalities Genetic Analysis of H. Pylori Indicates Americas Colonized in One Main Migration Event BillionToOne Raises $55M in Series B Financing GeninCode to Launch Cardiovascular Disease Risk Tests in US With Eversana Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Illumina, Liquid Biopsy, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and More Becton Dickinson Sues Beckman Coulter Over Cell Analysis, Sorting IP The Scan Another Resignation According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug. Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. Can't Be Used The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports. PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.