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Mobidiag Novodiag

Mobidiag launched the Novodiag, a fully automated solution for syndromic and targeted testing for infectious disease. Novodiag allows direct analysis of a patient sample in a disposable cartridge and delivers results in a few hours, according to the firm. It also allows for the detection of antibiotic resistance. The PCR and microarray-based instrument is aimed at small- to medium-sized clinical microbiology labs with lower throughput requirements. 

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more