US Patent No. 9,452,430

Microfluidic cartridge for processing and detecting nucleic acids
Sep 29, 2016

NeuMoDx Molecular has been awarded US Patent No. 9,452,430, "Microfluidic cartridge for processing and detecting nucleic acids."

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.