freeze-dried PCR

The new investment will support an expanding contract business as well as in-house MDx development.

Biofortuna will design, develop, and manufacture a range of freeze-dried HLA-typing kits with the brand name SSPGo for Abbott's molecular diagnostics business.

The UK-based company said that its new product is the first-ever complete freeze-dried PCR kit, and can be transported and stored at ambient temperatures and used by relatively unskilled technicians, making it suitable for applications on a "global scale."

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.