US Army LexaGene, US Army to Test Automated Pathogen Detection System for Biothreats The RT-PCR system was developed for veterinary diagnostic and food safety applications but is being tested for human pathogens under the cooperative R&D agreement. Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Spread Common in Close Quarters, US Military Studies Suggest Research teams saw a significant number of SARS-CoV-2 infections during an aircraft carrier outbreak and in Marine recruits undergoing strict quarantine. HIV, SIV Protection Associated With Post-Vaccination Gene Expression Signature Analyzing blood transcriptome profiles for non-human primates, researchers narrowed in on a B cell gene expression signature that appears to coincide with protection from SIV, SHIV, or HIV. US Army-led Group Uncovers Immune Variants Mediating HIV Vaccine Response Investigators at the Walter Reed Army Institute and elsewhere identified human leukocyte antigen variants with ties to enhanced or diminished HIV vaccine protection. Biomatrica Wins $1M Grant to Create Biobank Prototype for US Army NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Biomatrica has received a $1 million grant to develop a blueprint and functional prototype of an ambient temperature biobank for the US Army. Apr 24, 2014 BioFire Boosts BioMerieux Q1 Revenues; Biodefense Contract on Hold due to Focus Dx Legal Protest Premium Apr 17, 2013 Vermillion Inks CRADA with Army to Evaluate OVA1 Mar 28, 2013 BioFire Diagnostics Wins Contract from US Army to Develop FilmArray Biothreat Detection System Premium Feb 6, 2013 IP Watch: LLNL, U of California, Quest Dx, and Bio-Rad Among US Patent Winners Premium May 2, 2012 IP Watch: Cepheid, Illumina, DxNA, BioMerieux, Others Win US Patents Premium Mar 8, 2012 IP Watch: Qiagen, Penn State, and US Army Win US Patents Premium Oct 20, 2011 Akonni, CUBRC Win US Army Contract for Biothreat Detection Sample Prep Premium Oct 18, 2011 Akonni Biosystems, CUBRC Gets $774K Grant for Sample Prep System Oct 12, 2011 IntegenX, Northrop Grumman Get Army Contract for Development of DNA Identification Platform Jul 12, 2011 US Army Awards ADA $70K to Develop 'Lab-on-a-Chip' Technology Jun 10, 2011 FDA Approves Leishmaniasis PCR Test Developed by US Army, Cepheid - Update Jun 9, 2011 FDA Approves Leishmaniasis PCR Test Developed by US Army, Cepheid Premium Jun 2, 2011 Sage-N Research, US Army Center to Commercialize Platform for Microorganism ID Jan 4, 2011 IP Watch: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification, and Sample Prep: Jan 4, 2011 Premium Dec 13, 2010 Children's Hospital Los Angeles Research Receives $1M from US Army Jul 1, 2010 Army Lab Releases Software That Designs Real-Time PCR Signatures to ID Pathogens Premium Apr 15, 2010 Idaho Tech Wins US Army Contract to Develop Flu Tests on Portable PCR Platform Premium Feb 16, 2010 IP Update: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Sample Prep, and Nucleic Acid Amplification: Feb 16, 2010 Premium Mar 2, 2009 Mass. to Use $2.5M of Life-Sci Act to Give Younger Researchers Leg-Up in Industry Premium Breaking News Simple HealthKit Raises $8M in Series A Round Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Quantum-Si Layoffs, UBS Coverage Initiations, More LumiraDx Secures FDA Emergency Use Authorization, UK Approval for COVID-19, Flu Test Rarity Bioscience Raises Additional €500,000 Cancer Prognoses Informed by Module-Based Approach, Study Finds The Scan UK Team Presents Genetic, Epigenetic Sequencing Method Using enzymatic DNA preparation steps, researchers in Nature Biotechnology develop a strategy for sequencing DNA, along with 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, on existing sequencers. DNA Biobank Developed for French Kidney Donors, Recipients The KiT-GENIE biobank described in the European Journal of Human Genetics contains DNA samples, genotyping profiles, immune patterns, and clinical features for thousands of kidney donors or transplant recipients in Nantes, France. Cardiometabolic Disease May Have Distinct Associations With Microbial Metabolites in Blood, Gut By analyzing gut microbes in combination with related metabolites in feces and blood, researchers in Nature Communications found distinct cardiometabolic disease relationships at each site. Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency.