A study of samples from Sierra Leone and the UK of heat-inactivated whole blood showed high sensitivity and specificity using the FilmArray BioThreat-E test.
UK's Ploughshare Seeks to Outlicense One-Step DNA Recovery Method for Downstream PCR Analysis
Ploughshare Innovations, the technology-transfer outfit charged with commercializing discoveries made at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory of the UK's Ministry of Defence, is seeking licensees for a one-step method for recovering trace amounts of DNA from tiny surface
UK's DSTL Demonstrates Use of Life Tech TaqMan Array Cards to Detect Multiple Biological Agents
Researchers from the UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory have demonstrated the feasibility of using Life Technologies' microfluidic TaqMan Array Cards to detect multiple bacterial agents with the potential to cause acute disease and be used in a bioterror attack.
As UK Patent Office Upholds Enigma's PCR Patents, Biogene Exec Says Dispute 'Far from Closed'
Enigma said that the patents in question are no longer open to challenge by any entity. However, an official at Biogene who initiated the patent challenge said that the UK IPO's ruling was against him personally and doesn't preclude other entities such as Biogene from re-challenging the patents in question.