digital microfluidics Miroculus Raises $45M in Extended Series B Financing The firm will use the funds primarily to expand a beta program supporting a full commercial launch of its first platform, the Miro Canvas sample prep system. Miroculus Launches Digital Microfluidics Sample Prep System at AGBT, Explores New Applications Premium The company is currently looking for beta customers to test the system for whole-genome sequencing, exome sequencing, and RNA-seq library prep workflows. Twist Bioscience Adds Sample Prep Tech to Miroculus Automation Platform The collaboration will combine Twist's target enrichment and sample library preparation kits and Miroculus' Miro Canvas microfluidics system. Talis Biomedical Developing 'SlipChip' Microfluidic POC Platform for Genotypic, Phenotypic Testing Premium Formerly known as SlipChip Corp, the firm has recently won nearly $10 million in funding to hone its approaches to sepsis and CT/NG testing. LexaGene Continues Vet Dx Market Push, Explores Sequencing Sample Prep for Microfluidic PCR Tech Premium The firm aims to commercialize its platform for infectious disease testing in the US by mid to late 2019, and continues to explore additional financing options. Oct 23, 2014 Sandia Method Prevents Droplet Drying in Digital Microfluidics Premium Sep 18, 2014 Baebies Enters Phase II of NIH Funding for Droplet-based Neonatal Saliva Screen for CMV Premium Aug 20, 2013 Sandia Builds Automated Microfluidic NGS Library Prep System; Modules Provide Flexibility Premium Aug 13, 2013 Illumina Planning Sample Prep Products for ALL Technology, Will Move Business to San Diego in 2014 Premium Jul 24, 2013 Illumina Q2 Revenues up 23 Percent; Acquires Advanced Liquid Logic for up to $96M Jan 15, 2013 GenMark Expects Launch of Automated Instrument to Greatly Expand Market for Its Multiplex Assays Premium Apr 17, 2012 NuGen's Digital Microfluidics-based Mondrian SP Promises Automated Library Prep with Low DNA Input Premium Sep 29, 2011 Advanced Liquid Logic Licenses Digital Microfluidics Tech from France's CEA-Leti Premium Sep 1, 2011 NuGen, Advanced Liquid Logic Ink Sample Prep Pact; Tap Broad Institute for Illumina NGS Protocol Premium Aug 17, 2011 Advanced Liquid Logic Wins SBIR Grant to Develop Biobanking QC Product Premium Breaking News Liver Cancers Detected With Parallel Mutation, Methylation Liquid Biopsy Approach In Brief This Week: Biocept, Thermo Fisher, Biodesix, More Biological Dynamics Taps Two Firms to Study Utility, Economics of Pancreatic Cancer Detection Test Lucira Health Molecular COVID/Flu Test Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization Biocare Medical Acquires Empire Genomics The Scan UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways. Survey Sees Genetic Literacy on the Rise, Though Further Education Needed Survey participants appear to have higher genetic familiarity, knowledge, and skills compared to 2013, though 'room for improvement' remains, an AJHG paper finds. Study Reveals Molecular, Clinical Features in Colorectal Cancer Cases Involving Multiple Primary Tumors Researchers compare mismatch repair, microsatellite instability, and tumor mutation burden patterns in synchronous multiple- or single primary colorectal cancers. FarGen Phase One Sequences Exomes of Nearly 500 From Faroe Islands The analysis in the European Journal of Human Genetics finds few rare variants and limited geographic structure among Faroese individuals.