DNA amplification

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.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – New England Biolabs will distribute Rubicon Genomics' amplification technology as part of a kit being sold for single-cell amplification, the firms announced today.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.