melting curve analysis New PCR Method Claims Single-Tube 96-Plex Assays Using Standard Equipment Premium The endpoint method uses so-called endogenous barcodes and molecular beacons to multiplex dozens of targets in a single reaction. Australian Researchers Adapt Melt Curve Methylation Test for Infant Rare Genetic Disorder Screening Premium The test combines melt curve analysis and high-throughput, quantitative PCR to detect Prader-Willi, Angelman, and Dup15q syndromes in infants. Mayo Clinic Lab Discovers New Lyme Disease-Causing Bacterium Using Routine Melt Curve Analysis Premium The reference lab noted unusual melt temperatures in samples processed for Lyme disease, and collaborated with others to find the spirochete in Upper Midwest ticks. BioMérieux's BioFire Unit Submits Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel for FDA Clearance FilmArray ME tests cerebrospinal fluid for the most common bacteria, viruses, and fungi responsible for community-acquired meningitis or encephalitis. Canon USA Invests in Spartan Bioscience The investment will fund the research and development of new diagnostic testing products, including rapid genetic testing. Mar 3, 2015 Canon Launches Global Biomedical Subsidiary as Molecular Testing Platform Nears Market Premium Nov 18, 2014 At AMP Corporate Event, BioFire Dx, Cepheid Presentations Offer Early Look at MDx Pipelines Premium Apr 24, 2014 BioFire Boosts BioMerieux Q1 Revenues; Biodefense Contract on Hold due to Focus Dx Legal Protest Premium Mar 14, 2013 PCR Probe Licensing Pact with Focus Diagnostics Portends 'Busy Year' for Evogen Premium Aug 16, 2012 High-Res Melting Assay and Abbott Plex-ID Compare Well in Hopkins Blood Culture PCR Test Matchup Premium Jul 19, 2012 Hopkins-Led Team Developing High-Resolution Melting Assay for HIV Diversity Analysis Premium Nov 10, 2011 Idaho Tech Demos Clinical Utility of FilmArray Respiratory Dx; Plans to Add Blood, GI Panels Premium Jul 28, 2011 Chinese Group Develops Melt Curve-PCR Assay for Beta-Thalassemia Genotyping Premium Jul 21, 2011 Canon, U of Maryland Co-Developing Infectious Disease MDx System Premium Nov 11, 2010 Cepheid Developing Broad-Range Blood Culture Bacterial ID Test for GeneXpert System Premium Dec 17, 2009 Kapa Biosystems Licenses SYBR Green, Melting Curve Tech from Idaho Technology Premium Dec 17, 2009 Roche Licenses Real-Time PCR Tools to Takara Bio Dec 15, 2009 Idaho Technology Licenses IP to Kapa Biosystems Breaking News People in the News at Pacific Biosciences, Metabolon, NeoGenomics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Tethis, Invitae, PerkinElmer, More In Brief This Week: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bruker, Quantum-Si, BioMérieux, More Luminex Obtains CE Marking for MDx Panel to Detect Flu A/B, RSV, COVID-19 Palmetto Finalizes Positive LCD for Prostate Cancer Risk Tests Gene Expression, Histology Reveal Clues for Targeted Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment The Scan Call for a Different Tack Experts weigh the value of recent experiments testing genetically modified pig kidneys using brain-dead individuals, according to Nature News. Wastewater Warning The New York Times reports that wastewater surveillance in some parts of the US point to a possible surge. Can't Get in the Program Due to the Northern Ireland protocol dispute, the European Union is preventing UK researchers from joining the Horizon Europe research program, the Times of London reports. Science Paper on Spatial-Controlled Genome Editing In Science this week: approach to enable a CRISPR-Cas13a-based system to be used as a cancer therapy.