Pilot participants have access to a version of Clear Labs' sequencing and analysis platform that is designed for high-volume food safety and quality testing.
Through the alliance, Cornell has joined the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain, an initiative launched by IBM and Mars in early 2015.
Revenue growth was driven by a 26 percent increase in the number of pathogen detection tests sold. The total number of placed Atlas instruments ticked up to 54.
The company said it will use the proceeds to support the development of a prototype pathogen detection platform.
Hygiena will sell DuPont Diagnostics products through its Qualicon Diagnostics unit.
The company said its acquisition of DuPont Diagnostics will allow it to provide a broader array of food safety diagnostics services to its customers.
The food safety firm is using NGS testing and data analytics to create actionable information for retailers and manufacturers.
The firms also renewed distribution agreements for DuPont's BAX System Q7 food safety testing platform in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The revenue spike was due to an increase in the number of Atlas molecular testing platforms placed with commercial customers.
Under the terms of the agreements, Qiagen will make CosmosID's platform available as a plug in, and Trigent will supply Qiagen's software to the FDA.
Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.
The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.
In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.
The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.