DNA amplification

Denmark-based Arcedi would like to commercialize its technology through a major diagnostic company.

The selective whole-genome amplification approach was successfully adapted to Plasmodium vivax, a parasite that is notoriously difficult to culture.

Following a recent acquisition in the proteomics space and several distribution deals, Sygnis has developed its first liquid biopsy product to be launched later this year.

Tataa will distribute the single-cell whole-genome amplification products in Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.

The deal gives Australian distributor GeneWorks rights to promote, market, and sell all current and future products in Sygnis' portfolio.

The wholly-owned subsidiary, XCR Dx, will make a portable handheld instrument to use assays built on Fluoresentric's proprietary DNA amplification chemistry.

D-Mark will market and sell Sygnis' TruePrime Single Cell WGA kit, which eliminates the need for synthetic random primers. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Meridian Bioscience today announced that Health Canada has approved for marketing Meridian's molecular assays for Mycoplasma pneumonia and Bordetella pertussis on the company's illumigene platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Meridian Bioscience today announced the US Food and Drug Administration cleared its molecular diagnostic test for Mycoplasma pneumonia.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Esoterix Genetic Laboratories has filed a suit against Life Technologies alleging that the firm and its Applied Biosystems and Ion Torrent businesses infringe three patents held by Esoterix.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.