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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Japanese firm Acobio has signed an exclusive agreement to distribute SAW Instruments' sam range of acoustic biosensors in Japan.

Sony DADC and Maven Biotechnologies announced Wednesday a collaboration to develop and manufacture smart consumables for Maven's platform for performing cell-based assays and multiplexed biomarker detection.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – French cell-based assays developer Cytoo said this week that it has raised $10 million in a Series C financing round.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Korean operations of Institut Pasteur and Sanofi-Aventis announced on Wednesday a collaboration to screen for new compounds directed at Hepatitis B.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SwitchGear Genomics today said it has partnered with New England Biolabs to develop a new dual reporter assay system.

French life science firm Cytoo announced today that it, Cellectis Bioresearch, and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) are partnering to develop cell-based assays for drug development and toxicology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Promega today announced that it has inked an alliance with Puracyp, under which the firms are combining their cell line and assay technologies in an offering to researchers.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – EMD Millipore today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Seattle-based Amnis, a developer and manufacturer of high-speed cellular imaging instruments.

The German startup is developing T-cell-based diagnostics and also provides cell-based assay testing for pharmaceuticals.

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a small group of breakthrough COVID-19 cases, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense is to use genetic genealogy approaches to identify the remains of unknown soldiers.

Vox and Nature discuss the importance of preparing for the next pandemic.

In Nature this week: comparison of five circulating tumor DNA assays, resequencing analysis of lettuce gives insight into its domestication, and more.