Among other plans, CosmosID is using the funds to prep its platform for clinical use including running validation studies with partner hospitals.
Researchers generated a near complete genome sequence for a 5,300 year old Helicobacter pylori strain found in the gut of Ötzi, the Tyrolean Iceman.
The researchers demonstrated that the panel could identify pathogens in mock clinical samples even at very low levels, while unbiased sequencing could not.
The Toronto-based firm will use the funds to finance ongoing molecular diagnostics product development and expansion.
The Virginia-based firm will use the funds to build out its next-generation sequencing data analytics for pathogen identification and surveillance.
The funding comes as part of the agency's Advanced Molecular Detection initiative, which is using the technologies to help address infectious disease outbreaks.
The initiative aims to integrate clinical, genomic, environmental, and other data from patients to help determine disease mechanisms and develop precise therapies.
The firm plans to begin offering a cloud-based version of its software as well as a possible appliance by the end of the summer.
Over the last month, MinIon users have published new reports on rapid pathogen sequencing as well as RNA isoform analysis.
Researchers sequenced 25 Ebola genomes isolated from patients infected during the outbreak, publishing their results in Emerging Infectious Diseases.
In Science this week: genetic analysis of pollutant-tolerant fish, and more.
Researchers have found a rare carbapenem resistance gene on a US pig farm, NBC News reports.
New York officials are considering the use of a familial DNA search to get a lead on a suspect in the strangulation death of a runner.
NIH Director Francis Collins has selected a retired Army major general and cardiologist for the CEO spot at the agency's embattled Clinical Center.