Spectral Diagnostics, a Canadian biotech shop, hopes to use approximately $8 million in cash and other investments to develop an in vitro diagnostic for West Nile virus that health-care workers can employ in the field, a company official told SNPtech Reporter.

While an immunoassay for the pathogen is currently approved for use in the United States, the test proposed by Spectral Diagnostics will require smaller blood samples, and may be able to provide results in minutes rather than hours or days.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

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