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.
Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.
Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.
Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.
In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.