liquid handling Thermo Fisher Scientific Gets FDA EUA for High-Throughput, Automated COVID-19 Test Kit This modular system uses a high-throughput version of the company's Applied Biosystems TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit, which received an EUA in March 2020. Tecan, UgenTec to Launch Sample-to-Answer PCR Workflows The companies have agreed to combine their respective liquid handling platforms and analysis software for integrated sample-to-answer PCR workflows. Mammoth Bio Signs Commercialization Deal for SARS CoV-2 Test With MilliporeSigma, Hamilton Company The CRISPR-based test uses Mammoth's DETECTR BOOST platform and will be compatible with both nasal swab and saliva samples. BGI Distributes More Than 230K Coronavirus Test Kits The Shenzhen Mammoth Public Welfare Foundation, which BGI sponsors, has also raised funding to purchase PCR and automate sample preparation instruments. Dolomite Bio, S2 Genomics Collaborate on Automated Single Cell Library Prep From Tissues The partners will combine the capabilities of S2's Singulator instrument for solid tissue preparation and Dolomite Bio's Nadia single-cell sample prep platform. Nov 8, 2019 Agilent's Magnis Joins Set-and-Forget Movement in Library Prep Instruments Premium Nov 4, 2019 MGI Tech, Pillar Biosciences Sign Comarketing Agreement for NGS Panels Nov 12, 2018 Helix Lab, Built for Scale, Prepares for New Product Launches, Exome+ Assay Update Premium Sep 25, 2018 Qiagen, NeuMoDx Aim to Quickly Build Out Test Menu for High-Volume MDx Systems Premium May 14, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Eyes New Opportunities for Molecular Segment as Dx Business Coalesces Post-IPO Apr 10, 2018 UgenTec, Hamilton Robotics Partner on New Molecular Automation Network Jan 5, 2018 Vela Diagnostics Gets Taiwan FDA Approval for Liquid Handling Platform Nov 8, 2017 Labcyte, U of Helsinki Extend Personalized Medicine Collaboration May 24, 2016 Scienion, Axela Ink Joint Array Development Agreement Nov 13, 2015 Scienion, Grenier Bio-One Collaborate on Rapid Multiplex Dx for Infectious Disease Jun 12, 2015 Labcyte, U of Helsinki Extend Collaboration Nov 20, 2013 NCI Awards Labcyte $1M to Develop Mass Spec-based Cancer Biomarker Detection Method Jul 24, 2013 Illumina Q2 Revenues up 23 Percent; Acquires Advanced Liquid Logic for up to $96M Feb 19, 2013 Coastal Genomics Licenses Liquid Handling Tech for DNA Sample Prep Jan 9, 2013 Labcyte Closes $5.3M in Financing Sep 19, 2012 Genalyte, Scienion Ink Marketing Pact Sep 4, 2012 Sias to Acquire Lab Equipment Firm Xiril Jun 21, 2012 Vela Diagnostics, Eppendorf Developing Sample Prep System for MDx Platform Premium Jul 12, 2011 Roche NimbleGen, Caliper Partner to Automate Target Enrichment Premium Nov 18, 2010 Tecan, Covaris Enter Co-marketing Deal Load More Breaking News Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.