NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In the latter half of 2013, Bio-Rad Laboratories accrued $35 million in costs associated with its initial efforts to resolve investigations into violations of federal anti-bribery laws, the company said in its Form 10-K this week.
There is growing interest among forensics researchers in expanding the use of molecular technologies, such as arrays and next-generation sequencing, to advance the field. But there are challenges, as forensics, particularly in its application to criminal cases, has been slow to adopt new technologies.
As an indication that next-generation sequencing is making its way into in vitro diagnostics, Illumina said this week that it has applied Europe's CE mark to the MiSeqDx Cystic Fibrosis System, a diagnostic version of its MiSeq sequencer with two associated cystic fibros
Affymetrix said this week that it has signed an agreement with South Korea's DNA Link granting that company a worldwide license to develop and commercialize a forensic test for comprehensive human identification and other diagnostic tests using Affymetrix's micro
DxTerity Diagnostics has developed a rapid assay for analyzing gene expression of as many as 100 genes directly from small amounts of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded clinical samples without prior RNA extraction.
Illumina President and CEO Jay Flatley said this week that the company has installed nearly 1,000 of its Eco real-time PCR systems since it launched the platform in July 2010 after acquiring biotech firm Helixis.
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Attention to assay reproducibility and selection of appropriate intended use populations will be key to the success of proteomics-based tests, FDA staff fellow Joshua Levin suggested at a talk this week discussing the agency's review of two mock submissions for protein IVDMIAs.
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