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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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Researchers are refining a tool to predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to the Guardian.

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.

CNN reports that people's genes tend to have a greater influence on their risk of developing disease than their environment, but it varies by phenotype.