meningitis Multi-Disease Diagnostic Platform Project Receives €22.5M in EU Funding An international group of researchers aim to develop an approach that may be able to diagnose multiple conditions, including pneumonia, tuberculosis, sepsis, with one blood sample. Eurobio Scientific to Commercialize CirrusDx Molecular Biology Instrument in France, North Africa Eurobio Scientific will also develop new test kits for the T-COR 8, a real-time PCR thermocycler originally developed for the US Army. Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Aims to Enable Infectious Disease Sequencing Globally With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Biohub will help implement metagenomic sequencing for infectious disease projects in 10 countries. Metagenomic CSF Sequencing Improves Diagnosis of Neurological Infections, UCSF Study Finds Premium The team is now conducting additional studies of mNGS in plasma, as well as looking to reduce turnaround time by running the test on a nanopore sequencer. Long-Term Immunity From Childhood Vaccines Linked to Genetic Variants A few key loci appear to contribute to a lasting immune response following childhood immunizations against meningococcal bacteria, tetanus, or Haemophilus influenzae type B. May 30, 2019 FDA Clears DiaSorin Molecular Meningitis, Encephalitis Assay May 17, 2019 Host, Bacterial Genes Influence Meningitis Infection Susceptibility, Severity Jan 3, 2019 Diagnostic Stewardship Debate Over BioFire Meningitis-Encephalitis Panel Heats Up Premium Dec 17, 2018 Mobidiag, Autobio Diagnostics to Form Joint Venture in China Oct 3, 2018 IDbyDNA, Rady Children's Partner for ID of Pediatric CNS Infections Jul 6, 2018 UK Study Suggests Need for Faster Viral Meningitis Diagnosis Premium May 25, 2018 BioGx Gets CE Marking for Six Meningitis, Antibiotic Resistance Tests May 3, 2018 HiberGene to Launch Three Multiplex Infectious Disease Tests by Year End; Seeks US Partner Premium Apr 17, 2018 UCSF Team Illustrates How Metagenomic Sequencing Can Diagnose Complicated Cases of Meningitis Premium Mar 19, 2018 University of Liverpool, Fast Track Diagnostics Collaborate in £1.6M Meningitis Test Project Oct 3, 2017 HiberGene Meningitis Test Gets CE Mark Sep 25, 2017 Study Demonstrates GeneXpert Ultra's Ability to Improve TB Meningitis Detection Premium Jun 1, 2017 Stat-Dx Secures €20M Loan Facility Feb 24, 2017 UCSF Lab Readies Launch of Metagenomic NGS Test for Infectious Disease Jun 28, 2016 BioFire Diagnostics' Meningitis, Encephalitis Panel Evaluated Favorably in Multi-Center Study Premium Apr 8, 2016 BioMérieux FilmArray Torch Wins FDA Clearance for Three Additional Syndromic Panels Jan 26, 2016 BioFire FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Gets CE Mark Dec 21, 2015 HiberGene Aims to Rapidly Expand Test Menu for New Isothermal Amplification MDx Platform Premium Dec 15, 2015 HiberGene Garners CE Mark for MDx System Dec 1, 2015 HiberGene Receives CE Mark for Meningitis MDx Load More Breaking News 23andMe Study Associates Gene Locus With COVID-19-Related Loss of Smell, Taste NHS, Genomics PLC to Integrate Polygenic Risk Scores With Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors Canary Molecular POC SARS-CoV-2 Test Nabs CE Mark Sema4 to Acquire GeneDx for $623M Nightingale Health to Acquire Genetic Testing Firm Negen PreOmics Closes €13.5M Series B Financing Round The Scan University of Michigan President Fired Mark Schlissel, the president of the University of Michigan, has been fired after an investigation into allegations he had an affair with a subordinate, the Washington Post reports. Recommendation to Drop Charges The Wall Street Journal says federal prosecutors recommended charges against MIT's Gang Chen, who was caught up by the China Initiative, be dropped. Mix 'Em Together The Guardian reports Moderna is planning to have a combination SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and RSV vaccine by the 2023 flu season. PNAS Papers on Earth BioGenome Project, SETX Knockouts, Pig Model of Cystic Fibrosis In PNAS this week: Earth BioGenome Project reports progress, analysis of cells missing the progressive neurodegenerative disease-linked SETX gene, and more.