WaferGen Biosystems said this week that it has inked a co-marketing agreement with Qiagen KK, Qiagen's Japanese subsidiary, to jointly promote WaferGen's SmartChip Real-Time PCR system and consumable chips with Qiagen's PCR assays and, eventually, sequencing products.

For WaferGen, the agreement is a "big milestone" in that it is its first agreement with a "bona fide" commercial partner, and provides the company with access to a geographic market it previously did not inhabit, CEO Ivan Trifunovich told PCR Insider this week.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

Oct
02
Sponsored by
Roche

In the last few years several molecular testing methodologies — such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, and sequencing — have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to aid in the management of patients with lung cancer.  

Oct
10
Sponsored by
Philips Genomics

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how the Dana-Farber Cancer Center is adapting its oncology care strategy in light of the rapidly evolving molecular landscape.