respiratory infection Team Tracks Genetic Factors Linked to Severe COVID-19, Other Viral Infections in Children At ACMG, researchers presented results from an ongoing effort using a growing sample collection to find genetic contributors to severe viral infections in children. DARPA Programs Leveraging Host-Response Testing, CRISPR for Future Pandemic Preparedness Premium DARPA program managers said they are developing different testing modalities that are crucially linked in their objective to facilitate more comprehensive and faster testing. With Diagenode Acquisition, Hologic Expects to Expand Panther Fusion Testing Menu Premium Diagenode already sells more than 30 real-time PCR tests that are CE-marked for the detection of bacteria, parasites, and viruses for multiple infectious diseases. GenMark Diagnostics Q4 Revenues Rise 84 Percent on MDx Sales GenMark said its ePlex molecular diagnostic product revenue for Q4 was $45.4 million, an increase of 138 percent over the fourth quarter of 2019. Illumina, IDbyDNA Flesh Out Sequencing-Based Respiratory Tests Premium The two firms aim to bring down costs and turnaround time with two newly-launched sequencing tests for respiratory pathogens, RVOP 2 and Explify RPIP. Nov 16, 2020 Qiagen Obtains CE Mark for Multiplex Respiratory Infection Test, Saliva-Based SARS-CoV-2 Assay Nov 11, 2020 OpGen Posts 70 Percent Increase in Q3 Revenues Amid Shuffling of Portfolio Nov 9, 2020 SpeeDx Partners With Nepean Hospital on Respiratory Viral Illness Test Nov 5, 2020 Luminex Q3 Revenues Rise 35 Percent on Coronavirus Testing Demand Oct 14, 2020 Tempus Enters Infectious Disease Market With Large-Scale COVID-19 Testing, Data Initiative Premium Oct 13, 2020 Enzo Biochem Q4 Revenues Down 7 Percent Oct 8, 2020 GenMark Sees Jump in Preliminary Q3 Revenues, Nabs Respiratory Panel FDA Emergency Use Authorization Oct 6, 2020 BioFire Diagnostics, UMass Medical Coronavirus Tests Get FDA Emergency Use Authorization Sep 24, 2020 BARDA Awards $5.4M to Luminex for Expanded Respiratory Panel With Coronavirus Target Aug 3, 2020 NHS Will Roll Out COVID-19 Tests From DnaNudge, Oxford Nanopore Across UK Jul 15, 2020 BioMérieux BioFire Respiratory Panel With SARS-CoV-2 Target Nabs CE Mark Jul 9, 2020 Qiagen Reports Preliminary Q2 Revenue Growth of 18 to 19 Percent Jul 3, 2020 CDC Combined COVID-19/Influenza Test Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization May 4, 2020 GenMark Diagnostics Q1 Revenues Grow 80 Percent Apr 22, 2020 Researchers See Immune, Age Contributors to Childhood Respiratory Virus Response Apr 2, 2020 Siemens Healthineers Developing Molecular Kit for Coronavirus Detection Apr 2, 2020 Bosch Healthcare Solutions, Randox Laboratories Develop Coronavirus Test Mar 31, 2020 Qiagen Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for SARS-CoV-2 Respiratory Panel Mar 23, 2020 GenMark Awarded $749K BARDA Grant for Development of Coronavirus Respiratory Panel Mar 18, 2020 Qiagen Respiratory Panel With Coronavirus Targets Receives CE Mark Load More Breaking News BTIG Initiates Coverage of Berkeley Lights With Buy Rating Quest Diagnostics to Offer Biocept's Target Selector NGS Lung Cancer Test Novacyt 2020 Revenues Surge on Strong Demand for SARS-CoV-2 Testing Products Leidos Wins CDC Bioinformatics Contract Worth up to $13M Thermo Fisher Scientific Next-Generation SARS-CoV-2 PCR Test Nabs CE-IVD Mark Cytosine Base Editor Enables Genome-Wide Genetic Function Screening The Scan Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research. Who's Getting the Patents? A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports. Other Uses CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2. PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.