PCR

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

The company, which merged with Transgenomic in 2016, attributed the revenue increase to strong demand for its pathology services.

Formerly known as SlipChip Corp, the firm has recently won nearly $10 million in funding to hone its approaches to sepsis and CT/NG testing.

The firm aims to commercialize its platform for infectious disease testing in the US by mid to late 2019, and continues to explore additional financing options.

The test detects and distinguishes pertussis and parapertussis in nasopharyngeal swab samples. It is for use on the Quidel's Solana MDx instrument.

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service will use the company's 3M Molecular Detection System for pathogen detection.

Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

Jul
24
Sponsored by
Qiagen

In this webinar, Dr. Fergus Couch from the Mayo Clinic will present data from a large study that used a targeted sequencing panel to determine pancreatic cancer risk associated with inherited mutations in several cancer predisposition genes.

Jul
25
Sponsored by
Streck

This online seminar will discuss the advantages of incorporating molecular testing into the microbiology laboratory to aid in the identification of relevant antibiotic resistance mechanisms. 

Aug
07
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will present the results of an evaluation of a web-based variant interpretation software system for clinical next-generation sequencing.

Aug
09
Sponsored by
Agena Bioscience

In this two-part webinar, Dr. Elin Gray, from Edith Cowan University, and Ms. Weiwei Zhao, from Kingmed diagnostic, will compare the highly sensitive, multiplexed UltraSEEK technology, on the MassARRAY system, to digital droplet PCR (ddPCR) results on melanoma and non-small cell lung carcinoma samples.