UK-based Abcam has also taken an undisclosed equity stake in BrickBio, located in Boston, and will work with the company to further develop its platform.
The collaborators are developing a sample prep solution for the Mission Bio Tapestri platform and are working on a hematology-focused panel.
MGI hopes to ship the sequencer, one of several products it unveiled at the International Conference on Genomics, to early-access partners in early 2020.
The company's commercial testing continues to focus on patients with identified lung nodules, but the new data is the strongest yet to support a shift to upfront cancer detection.
The international firm is one of several pharmaceutical companies emphasizing new single-cell technologies to improve existing drugs and find new ones.
The deals cover Native Antigen's native and recombinant viral and bacterial antigens, antibodies, and immunoassays in certain European and Asian markets.
The partnership follows a strategic collaboration between Twist and LakePharma, announced last week, that involves the same technology.
The firms will use AbCellera's antibody discovery platform, which combines a variety of technologies including next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics.
As part of the Human Vaccines Project, researchers sequenced samples from three adults and three infants to identify sets of shared and unique circulating B cell receptors.
The companies will use Berkeley Lights' technology to improve Pfizer's monoclonal antibody discovery and gene editing workflows.
Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing.
Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.
Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports.
In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.