Kits with the affected products may not be able to fully extract nucleic acids from samples and detect infection or provide a correct diagnosis.
The dispute stems from a licensing agreement in 2005 covering reagent patents held by Abaxis. Cepheid filed a countersuit yesterday, claiming it has not breached the license and asking the court to declare Abaxis' patents invalid.
Finnzymes had $20 million in revenues in 2009 and makes reagents, consumables, kits, and instruments for molecular biology applications.
The company will make and sell a Manchester-developed diagnostic reagent technology through an agreement that includes a research collaboration.
Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.
Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.
NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.
In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.