Infectious Disease

News on research and diagnostic development for pathogenic diseases.

At least two early-access users, at Massachusetts General Hospital and at Weill Cornell, have explored the new platform for infectious disease testing.

The Elite InGenius has the sample prep capabilities typical of high-throughput platforms, yet it can run more samples than smaller instruments.

The firm saw strong growth in respiratory illness assays and lead testing, which was offset by a decline in C. difficile testing.

The firm saw 60 percent revenue growth in molecular diagnostics, including 88 percent growth in its Solana system.

The partners said they have agreed to work together on projects in a range of diseases, as well as establish research alliances with groups in China and Africa.

Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter criticizing the open-access Plan S, ScienceInsider reports.

NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.

A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.

Nov
15
Sponsored by
Twist Bioscience

This webinar will discuss how Amyris, a biotechnology company that develops renewable products for a broad range of applications and industries, uses large-scale microbial engineering to support its manufacturing processes.

Nov
29
Sponsored by
Schott

This webinar will discuss how understanding the relative performance characteristics of glass and polymer substrates for in vitro diagnostic applications such as microarrays and microfluidics can help to optimize diagnostic performance.

Dec
03
Sponsored by
Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will demonstrate how a research team at the National Institutes of Health evaluated a novel in situ hybridization approach and applied it to study splice variants related to schizophrenia.

Dec
12
Sponsored by
Illumina

This webinar will discuss the use of shotgun metagenomics to identify children at risk of hospital-acquired infection.