Respiratory News on diagnostics for respiratory pathogens, including influenza, coronavirus, and more. Siemens Healthineers Set to Develop Next-Generation, High-Throughput MDx Platform Premium As the firm continues to develop assays to run on a current batch-based MDx system, it seeks to develop a more flexible, random-access testing platform. BugSeq Bioinformatics Nabs BARDA Grant to Develop NGS-Based Respiratory Test BugSeq will optimize a test for commercial clinical use by lowering the turnaround time, reducing interference from host RNA, and analytically validating the platform. Polygenic Transcriptome Risk Scores for COPD Show Improved Cross-Ancestry Portability Researchers found that polygenic transcriptome risk scores worked better across ethnicities than polygenic risk scores to predict chronic obstructive pulmonary disease risk. Meridian Bioscience Gets Additional $2.5M NIH Award to Develop Revogene Respiratory Panel The award comes after the company received $5.5 million from the agency last year to support the research, development, and increased production of the test. COPD Genetic Risk Factors Vary by Patient Sex, Suggests Research Presented at AMIA With the help of an internally self-developed analytics tool, University of Pennsylvania researchers run GWAS to uncover sex-specific genetic associations for COPD risk. Oct 21, 2021 Cepheid Sees High Demand for Respiratory Tests Through Remainder of 2021 Premium Sep 22, 2021 Roche Nabs CE Mark for Three Cobas Respiratory Test Panels Sep 17, 2021 FDA Warns of Potential False Positives With Abbott SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Tests Jul 12, 2021 Quidel Nabs CE Mark for Savanna Analyzer, Respiratory Panel May 7, 2021 Cystic Fibrosis-Related Airway Cell Changes Revealed in Single-Cell Transcriptome Study Jan 5, 2021 Single-Cell Sequencing Reveals Immune Contributors to Exacerbated Asthma in Mouse Model Oct 30, 2020 Spesana Clinical Decision Support Platform Debuts With Proteomics Focus Through mProbe Alliance Premium May 4, 2020 GenMark Diagnostics Q1 Revenues Grow 80 Percent Apr 23, 2020 Veracyte Licenses Lung Disease Genomic Classifier From Yale University Mar 23, 2020 UK COVID-19 Sequencing Consortium Launches With £20M in Government, Wellcome Trust Funding Mar 20, 2020 COVID-19 Immune Response to be Mapped by Adaptive Biotechnologies, Microsoft Mar 4, 2020 Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Celgene Form Biomarker Consortium Feb 20, 2020 DNA Methylation at Certain Sites May Have Causal Effect on Lung Function, Study Finds Jan 20, 2020 Multi-Disease Diagnostic Platform Project Receives €22.5M in EU Funding Jan 9, 2020 Fusion Genomics Wins $1M to Assess NGS-Based Respiratory Tract Infection Assay Nov 4, 2019 New $22M Study to Use Sequencing, Proteomics to Investigate Pulmonary Fibrosis Oct 31, 2019 Rare Cystic Fibrosis Mutations Dominate in Caribbean Patients Oct 28, 2019 Seqster to Support Asthma Study at La Jolla Institute of Immunology Aug 21, 2019 Aqualung Therapeutics Wins $225K NIH Grant to Develop Respiratory Distress Biomarker Panel Jun 24, 2019 At ASM Microbe, Stakeholders Discuss Reimbursement Issues for Multiplex Infectious Disease Tests Premium Load More Breaking News Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: Castle Bio, SkylineDx Ancient Genome Sequence Provides Look at Ancestry for Individual Who Perished at Pompeii Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes Improve With Diverse Gut Microbes, Immune Cells CorePath Laboratories, Cizzle Biotechnology Partner on Lung Cancer Blood Test Becton Dickinson Gets CE-IVD Mark for High-Throughput COVID/Flu PCR Test QuantuMDx Obtains CE Mark for 30-Minute Multiplex Respiratory Panel The Scan Billion-Dollar Diversity Initiative The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is now accepting applications for its new $1.5 billion initiative to boost the diversity of the scientific workforce. Biotech Co-Founder Arrested A co-founder of a Los Angeles-based biotech company has been arrested in connection with a murder-for-hire scheme, according to Endpoint News. Return of the Tasmanian Tiger The Washington Post reports that a team in Australia is working to bring the thylacine back from extinction. Nature Papers on Genome of Individual From Pompeii, CircRNA Study Best Practices, More In Nature this week: first sequenced genome of a person from Pompeii, best practice guidelines for circRNA studies, and more.