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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bruker said today that its FluoroCycler XT PCR system and FluoroType MTBDR 2.0 Liquid Array assay for detecting tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance have received the CE-IVD mark.

According to Bruker, the PCR-based MTBDR test identifies pathogens directly from patient samples in three hours without the need for culturing. It can also detect more than 60 mutations in TB genes, which the company said can provide information on up to 522 patterns of antibiotic resistance, helping to guide therapy.

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In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.

Apr
30
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.

May
01
Sponsored by
Illumina

This webinar will discuss the benefits of virus-specific target capture combined with next-generation sequencing (NGS) to identify viral infections and conduct comprehensive genomic and transcriptomic interrogation.