Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Biofortuna to Use TriLink dNTPs in Diagnostic PCR Kits

Premium

TriLink BioTechnologies said this week that it has signed a licensing agreement with Biofortuna for use of its CleanAmp dNTPs in Biofortuna's freeze-dried in vitro diagnostic PCR kits.

Biofortuna will use the dNTPs for a line of human leukocyte antigen diagnostic kits it is developing for the transplantation, blood grouping, disease identification, and pharmacogenetic markets. The company is targeting its first product for the sequence-specific primer transplantation market.

TriLink said that Biofortuna was able to improve the specificity of its genotyping assays by replacing standard dNTPs with CleanAmp dNTPs.

The Scan

Booster Push

New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high.

With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD

Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic.

Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins

The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials.

Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More

In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.