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The pace of development for CRISPR-based infectious disease assays increased as the pandemic progressed, more funding became available, and collaboration accelerated.
The European Commission awarded a consortium of private companies and academic researchers €759,000 recently to carry out their plans.
The researchers created a test-on-a-chip technology that takes about 35 minutes to produce a result, and may partner with Ford to produce the chips.
Developed by researchers at Yale University, the method, called deterministic barcoding in tissue sequencing, can map thousands of genes at 10 micron resolution.
The firm's assay, dubbed MesoFind, uses an immunomagnetic capture method to identify surface antigens on mesothelioma pleural cells in a patient's blood sample.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said that it would use Fluidigm's saliva-based molecular SARS-CoV-2 test as part of a federal surge testing program.
The submission data highlights Parsortix's ability to harvest circulating tumor cells from metastatic breast cancer patient blood samples for downstream analysis.
The "EV Click Chip" process involves collecting and purifying extracellular vesicles from a blood sample before performing RT-ddPCR to identify up to 10 early-stage HCC biomarkers.
Fluidigm's Advanta Dx SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR assay is an extraction-free saliva-based test to detect nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The firm's $42.9 million in total revenues and $.41 loss per share for the second quarter both beat the average analyst estimates.
Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.
23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.
The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.
In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.