PCR

News on qPCR, digital PCR, amplification, point-of-care testing platforms in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The infringement relates to US patents held by the University of Chicago and exclusively licensed to Bio-Rad. 

The company said it expects to submit its Acuitas assay for common causes of urinary tract infections to the US Food and Drug Administration early next year.

The nucleic acid diagnostic platform they are developing doesn't require expensive optics, and it could be available as a manufacturing prototype in about a year.

The contract covers Bio-Rad's iQ-Check RT-PCR pathogen detection test kits, which cover pathogens including Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes.

The tests from Asuragen and MolecularMD are designed for use in chronic myeloid leukemia patients, including those receiving tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy.

Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.

Nov
15
Sponsored by
Twist Bioscience

This webinar will discuss how Amyris, a biotechnology company that develops renewable products for a broad range of applications and industries, uses large-scale microbial engineering to support its manufacturing processes.

Nov
29
Sponsored by
Schott

This webinar will discuss how understanding the relative performance characteristics of glass and polymer substrates for in vitro diagnostic applications such as microarrays and microfluidics can help to optimize diagnostic performance.

Dec
03
Sponsored by
Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will demonstrate how a research team at the National Institutes of Health evaluated a novel in situ hybridization approach and applied it to study splice variants related to schizophrenia.

Dec
12
Sponsored by
Illumina

This webinar will discuss the use of shotgun metagenomics to identify children at risk of hospital-acquired infection.