PCR

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

Dutch firm Molecular Biology Systems announced new distribution pacts for its ultra-fast thermal cycler in seven countries or regions.

Becton Dickinson and Euroclone aim to develop and commercialize the molecular assays for launch outside the US in 2018, and in the US at a later date.

Molecular Health will make its analysis tools available to aid in the interpretation of raw data generated by customers of Agena's MassArray system.

The agreement will open markets in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway for SpeeDx's STI detection product lines.

In an increasingly diverse field of sequencing assays, Genentech researchers believe they have achieved notable sensitivity, with high multiplexing capability and relatively low cost.

A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.