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

Labs can deploy the test kit omitting the pan-SARS component, and new kits that are specific only to SARS-CoV-2 are being manufactured. 

Public Health England will use the company's Victor EnLite instrument and EnLite Neonatal TREC kit at three of six sites to evaluate screening newborns for "Bubble Boy" disease.

The offering is for 470,000 shares priced at-the-market which the firm will use for infectious disease test supplies and assay development.

As an expert in zoonotic viruses, Poon has published an assay for SARS-CoV-2 as well as a characterization of early infection.

In the quarter, the firm entered a partnership with Specific Diagnostics and also submitted an enhanced version of its blood culture ID panel for regulatory clearance.

According to NPR, an antibody-based test could identify people who were exposed to SARS-CoV-2 and either didn't develop symptoms or were misdiagnosed.

A sequencing analysis of New York City rats indicates they have adapted to the urban environment there, according to a recent preprint.

Ars Technica reports that a multicellular eukaryotic parasite has lost its mitochondria.

In Science this week: perspective piece says AI can accelerate drug discovery by using genomic and chemical data, and more.

Mar
18
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will discuss data from a recent real-world comparison study evaluating performance of two cell-free DNA methodologies as first-line prenatal screens.

Mar
31
Sponsored by
Isoplexis

This webinar will discuss the application of single-cell proteomics and immune-imaging in adoptive cell therapy (ACT) for cancer.