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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Meridian Bioscience today said that sales grew 5 percent year over year during its fiscal third quarter as adoption of its molecular diagnostic products continued.

University of Pennsylvania engineer Changchun Liu is planning to use a mentored career development grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a non-instrumented, isothermal, microfluidic sample-to-answer assay to detect HIV virus.

Healthcare firm Modern Mobility Aids, which is in the process of acquiring molecular diagnostics shop Lumigene Technologies, said last week that it has signed an agreement that will combine technologies from Canada's ACGT Corporation with those from Lumigene to commercialize mole

This article has been corrected from a previous version that stated that Axxin disclosed in January that it is developing the NAT analyzer and iNAT platforms. In fact, Alere disclosed that it is developing these platforms.

Quidel said this week that it has received the CE mark for its AmpliVue C. difficile assay, making it the first commercially available test using Quidel's non-instrumented format.

A Michigan State University team has published a paper demonstrating the use of an iPod Touch to operate a handheld, isothermal amplification-based genetic testing platform.

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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.