RSV Simple HealthKit Raises $8M in Series A Round The California startup sells PCR-based tests for respiratory and sexually transmitted diseases and said it will use the funding toward innovation and expanded sales of its products. Helix Wins $5M CDC Contract for Pan-Respiratory Viral Surveillance Program Under the program, the firm will identify and track more than 30 respiratory viral variants in collaboration with two large healthcare centers. Becton Dickinson Gets CE-IVD Mark for BD Max Combined COVID, Flu, RSV Panel The firm also plans to submit the assay to the US Food and Drug Administration for Emergency Use Authorization in the coming weeks. FDA Grants EUAs for Labcorp Respiratory Panel, Nexus Medical COVID-19 Test Both tests rely on RT-PCR and are authorized for use with samples collected either in a healthcare setting or at home. UK MDx Firm Diagnostics for the Real World Debuts Flu, RSV Tests, Plans Third-Generation POC Platform Premium The company is also readying a hepatitis C assay for launch later this year and is at work on a third generation of its point-of-care SAMBA system. Jan 31, 2022 Meridian Bioscience Gets Additional $2.5M NIH Award to Develop Revogene Respiratory Panel Jan 18, 2022 Seegene Multiplex COVID-19/Flu/RSV Test Receives Health Canada Approval Nov 3, 2021 Qiagen Gets CE Mark for Molecular Multiplex Respiratory Pathogen Assay Sep 14, 2021 Updated Cepheid SARS-CoV-2, Flu, RSV Test Nabs FDA EUA Mar 29, 2021 Amazon, NeuMoDx, Becton Dickinson Get FDA Emergency Use Authorizations for Coronavirus Tests Mar 5, 2021 Abbott Gets FDA EUA for Test That Detects Coronavirus, Three Other Respiratory Infections Mar 1, 2021 Mobidiag SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A/B, RSV Test Receives CE Mark Feb 19, 2021 Luminex Nabs $11.3M From BARDA to Develop Test for SARS-CoV-2, Flu, RSV Jan 25, 2021 Fluxergy Aiming to Provide Low-Cost, Multimodal Testing for SARS-CoV-2, Other Disease Targets Premium Jan 19, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific to Acquire Mesa Biotech for Up to $550M Dec 18, 2020 Bruker Gets CE-IVD Mark for Coronavirus, Flu, RSV Combo Panel Dec 15, 2020 GeneFirst Gets CE-IVD Mark for Coronavirus, Flu, RSV Combo Test Kit Dec 15, 2020 EliTech SARS-CoV-2, Influenza, RSV Multiplex Test Receives CE Mark Dec 7, 2020 Thermo Fisher Scientific Gets CE Mark for COVID-19, Flu A/B, RSV Kit Nov 24, 2020 Cepheid Receives CE Mark for SARS-CoV-2, Flu A/B, RSV Combination Test Nov 16, 2020 Qiagen Obtains CE Mark for Multiplex Respiratory Infection Test, Saliva-Based SARS-CoV-2 Assay Oct 21, 2020 BD, CerTest Biotec Get CE-IVD Mark for Combination COVID-19, Influenza, RSV Test on BD Max Oct 13, 2020 FDA Relaxes Rules for Flu, RSV Molecular Tests During Coronavirus Health Emergency Sep 30, 2020 BioGX BV Gets CE-IVD Mark for Coronavirus, Flu, RSV Combo Test Sep 25, 2020 Cepheid Multiplex SARS-CoV-2, Flu, RSV Test Nabs FDA Emergency Use Authorization Load More Breaking News Simple HealthKit Raises $8M in Series A Round Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Quantum-Si Layoffs, UBS Coverage Initiations, More LumiraDx Secures FDA Emergency Use Authorization, UK Approval for COVID-19, Flu Test Rarity Bioscience Raises Additional €500,000 Cancer Prognoses Informed by Module-Based Approach, Study Finds The Scan UK Team Presents Genetic, Epigenetic Sequencing Method Using enzymatic DNA preparation steps, researchers in Nature Biotechnology develop a strategy for sequencing DNA, along with 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, on existing sequencers. DNA Biobank Developed for French Kidney Donors, Recipients The KiT-GENIE biobank described in the European Journal of Human Genetics contains DNA samples, genotyping profiles, immune patterns, and clinical features for thousands of kidney donors or transplant recipients in Nantes, France. Cardiometabolic Disease May Have Distinct Associations With Microbial Metabolites in Blood, Gut By analyzing gut microbes in combination with related metabolites in feces and blood, researchers in Nature Communications found distinct cardiometabolic disease relationships at each site. Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency.