The deals with Covance, NeoGenomics Laboratories, and Navigate BioPharma Services aim to expand access to NanoString's PanCancer IO 360 Gene Expression Panel.
The test is the second of three panels intended to detect pathogens that cause the bloodstream infections that can lead to sepsis.
At least two early-access users, at Massachusetts General Hospital and at Weill Cornell, have explored the new platform for infectious disease testing.
The automated, whole-genome directional genomic hybridization system can measure de novo random, low-frequency, and complex structural variations.
In addition, Qiagen has partnered with Japan's SRL for companion diagnostic development, and its CareHPV test was added to the WHO list of prequalified IVDs.
The company is expecting that existing users from its technology access program are likely to purchase instruments when they become available later this year.
At the AGBT conference this week, the DNA synthesis discussed the new capture products and its overall business.
At AGBT, researchers described applications for rapid pathogen ID; evaluating DNA, RNA, and gene expression in one assay; and understanding tumor heterogeneity.
Validation results presented at the Association for Molecular Pathology meeting demonstrate that the test can be implemented clinically, replacing existing FISH and PCR assays.
Performed on the company's Safetube platform, GFC's Microscreen test uses DNA hybridization to detect biomarkers in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.
The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.
Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.
In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.