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.
The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.
In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.
The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.
Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.