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 In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.