Focus Diagnostics, a Quest Diagnostics subsidiary, is aiming to receive US Food and Drug Administration approval in 2014 for a number of direct-from-specimen Simplexa-branded molecular diagnostic tests for the 3M Integrated Cycler, a company official said recently.
Medical Diagnostics Laboratories has been awarded US Patent No. 8,206,930, "Compositions and methods for detecting Borrelia afzelii."
Melanie Feola, Martin Adelson, Eli Mordechai, and Lisa Novak are named as inventors on the patent.
Researchers at Signature Genomic Laboratories and three other labs independently identified a total of seven individuals with nearly identical-sized deletions on one of their two copies of chromosome 17.