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Siemens, Sysmex Sign Distribution Deal

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Siemens Healthcare has agreed to a five-year supply, distribution, sales, and service contract with Japanese firm Sysmex, Siemens said today.

The global agreement will cover distribution of a variety of diagnostic tests and coagulation instruments to test and monitor patients using blood thinning medications, Siemens said. The agreement also includes access to automated platelet function testing.

The firms also intend to continue joint product development efforts related to coagulation technology.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.