The award will go toward development of Talis Bio's SlipChip POC technology for pathogen identification and antibiotic-susceptibility testing.
The Fraunhofer USA team will partner with a Fraunhofer Society institute in Germany in order to reduce the cost for its patented microchip that detects viruses including Ebola.
In Life Sciences, CEO Thomas Joyce noted a strong performance by Beckman Coulter, while in Diagnostics, he said Cepheid grew 25 percent year over year.
The company's microchip-based technology will detect viral and bacterial genetic material using both isothermal amplification and electrochemical measurements.
The portable device runs an isothermal amplification assay to detect genetic material from strains of tuberculosis in resource limited areas.
The Finnish firm provided updates on its isothermal amplification-based molecular diagnostics technology as well as its broader diagnostics business.
A new assay uses digital loop-mediated isothermal amplification (dLAMP) to perform phenotypic antibacterial susceptibility testing in 30 minutes.
The test leverages loop mediated isothermal amplification technology and enables the rapid detection of Neisseria meningitidis directly from cerebrospinal fluid samples.
Dubbed "Sherlock," the new technology has demonstrated potential in detecting viruses and bacteria as well as human SNPs and mutations in cell-free DNA.
Facing CMS sanctions, lab industry insiders ponder the firm's options in seeking to launch a Zika virus assay with emergency use authorization on its upcoming miniLab platform.
In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.
The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.
People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.
MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.