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News on technologies and applications for point-of-care testing.

Akonni has received clearance for a molecular diagnostic instrument and a saliva-based pharmacogenomics test for warfarin metabolism.

The study showed that the Zeesan test kit and qPCR instrument could be used for near-patient HPV typing of 94 samples in 2.5 hours.

The company received support from a Johns Hopkins University center focused on point-of-care device development for sexually transmitted infections.

The firm is developing a multipanel test and an antibiotic resistance panel to augment its recently CE marked chlamydia and gonorrhea assay.

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Meridian will acquire Quebec City-based GenePOC for $120 million, and hopes to quickly convert customers to a PCR-based instrument.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.

Jun
17
Sponsored by
Illumina

This webinar will provide an overview of polygenic risk scores, which aggregate dozens of genetic variants that have been linked to disease risk in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) into a single score.