droplet digital PCR

The company is collecting validation evidence it intends to submit to the FDA next year, which will also support launch of  the test as an LDT.

The company said Q2 sales increased 11 percent on a currency-neutral basis, driven by growth in both its Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics segments.

Bio-Rad tallied net sales of $551.5 million compared to $500.1 million in Q1 2017, driven by growth in both its Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics businesses.

The assay could provide detection of HBV infection at early stages, potentially preventing progression to cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma.

Manatees in the Water

Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

The firm has provided glimpses into its strategies for developing a line of regulated droplet digital PCR tests in a number of recent forums.

Researchers identified somatic KRAS mutations in affected tissue from more than 60 percent of people with sporadic arteriovenous malformations of the brain.

The test uses droplet digital PCR to detect BCR-ABL gene fusions and is intended for treatment response monitoring of chronic myeloid leukemia.

The team has developed a method to test for inherited disorders prenatally and plan to conduct a larger trial and eventually offer it as a clinical test.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.