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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — BioMérieux said this week that its first quarter revenues increased 3 percent year over year but 8 percent when including sales from recent acquisition BioFire Diagnostics and at constant exchange rates.

Luminex is developing an automated, handheld, battery-powered diagnostic system based on its xMAP technology to administer both molecular and immunoassays to help diagnose soldiers or provide biosurveillance data at the point of need, the company said this week.

Pursuing what it sees as a burgeoning interest from investors and potential partners in increasingly smaller molecular diagnostic platforms, PositiveID has begun developing a battery-operated, handheld version of Dragonfly, its benchtop, cassette-based molecular testing system, t

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases plans to spend up to $20 million in fiscal year 2014 to fund efforts to develop lead candidates for diagnostics, therapeutics, and va

Researchers from the UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory have demonstrated the feasibility of using Life Technologies' microfluidic TaqMan Array Cards to detect multiple bacterial agents with the potential to cause acute disease and be used in a bioterror attack.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pressure BioSciences today announced the US Department of Defense has awarded it a $649,498 grant to develop a platform for processing pathogenic organisms.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.