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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

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.