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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Roche said today that its Cobas MPX and Cobas WNV assays can now be used for testing of human organ and tissue from cadaveric donors, thus expanding the range of approved uses for the Cobas 6600/8800 systems in markets recognizing CE marking.

The new claims allow for pre-transplantation testing of organ and tissue donations to protect transplant recipients from the donation-related transmission of HIV, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and West Nile virus.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

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Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.

Jun
11
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will overview the potential for liquid biopsy approaches to monitor therapy resistance in lung cancer.

Jun
18
Sponsored by
ArcherDX

This webinar will discuss background and clinical genomics of NTRK fusion detection in cancer. NTRK fusions are the focus of new therapeutic options, but clonal and subclonal lesions are notoriously difficult to detect. 

Jul
24
Sponsored by
Hologic

This webinar will share the results of comparisons of commercially available nucleic acid amplification tests for use in routine screening of pregnant women for Group B Streptococcus (GBS).