Wadsworth Center OpGen Expands Partnership With New York State Department of Health to Detect AMR Infections The first year's pilot phase aimed to develop an infectious disease digital health and precision medicine platform connecting healthcare facilities to NYSDOH. FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorizations for Wadsworth Center, Altru Dx Coronavirus Tests Wadsworth's test detects antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in serum, while Altru Diagnostics' test detects viral nucleic acid in respiratory specimens. Core Labs Grapple With Revenue Loss From Pandemic-Related Shutdowns Premium Core labs remain closed or at reduced operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to concerns about the state of their businesses when they can reopen. Zika Screening of Individual Blood Donations Costs $5M for Every Positive Result, Study Shows Despite the astronomical costs, it may prove challenging to reverse course and discontinue Zika testing according to a commentary article accompanying a NEJM study. NY DOH Develops Multiplex Real-Time PCR to Combat Staph Food Poisoning, Bioterrorism Premium The assay was developed in the Wadsworth Center Biodefense Laboratory and includes a novel sample prep enabling detection from stool. Jan 17, 2013 UAlbany RNA Institute Begins Collaborations with Wadsworth Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Premium Aug 10, 2011 Akonni, Wadsworth Center Developing PCR Arrays for Viral Encephalitis, Meningitis Premium Nov 11, 2010 Northrop Grumman Developing PCR-Based Biodefense Dx System Under $9.6M BARDA Contract Premium Breaking News People in the News at Pacific Biosciences, Metabolon, NeoGenomics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Tethis, Invitae, PerkinElmer, More In Brief This Week: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bruker, Quantum-Si, BioMérieux, More Luminex Obtains CE Marking for MDx Panel to Detect Flu A/B, RSV, COVID-19 Palmetto Finalizes Positive LCD for Prostate Cancer Risk Tests Gene Expression, Histology Reveal Clues for Targeted Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment The Scan Call for a Different Tack Experts weigh the value of recent experiments testing genetically modified pig kidneys using brain-dead individuals, according to Nature News. Wastewater Warning The New York Times reports that wastewater surveillance in some parts of the US point to a possible surge. Can't Get in the Program Due to the Northern Ireland protocol dispute, the European Union is preventing UK researchers from joining the Horizon Europe research program, the Times of London reports. Science Paper on Spatial-Controlled Genome Editing In Science this week: approach to enable a CRISPR-Cas13a-based system to be used as a cancer therapy.