Infectious Disease

News on research and diagnostic development for pathogenic diseases.

The agreements involve the commercialization of the NeuMoDx 288 and 96 platforms for fully integrated, sample-to-answer, PCR-based molecular diagnostic testing.

The firm plans to use the funds to develop a five-minute point-of-care molecular diagnostic system for multiplexed infectious disease detection.

The agency has been gathering stakeholder input on how to regulate sequencing-based infectious disease diagnostics, including targeted and metagenomic approaches.

Expedeon's colloidal gold is an aqueous suspension of uniform, spherical metallic nanoparticles that can conjugate to antibodies and antigens.

The test, based on the next generation of a spinning disk platform, detects three enterotoxins and DNA from three enteric pathogens. 

The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.