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The sensor features a DNA-based steric hindrance method, and can detect the presence of antibodies in whole blood in less than 10 minutes.

The partners will work together to develop serological assays measuring antibodies to determine patient immunity to diseases for which vaccines exist.

The Taiwanese molecular diagnostics firm said the money would be invested in the firm's lineup of oncology assays and used to hire more staff.

Abcam was encouraged to buy Firefly BioWorks by its customers, who are more frequently complementing their protein analysis work with miRNA studies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Nanosphere said after the close of the market Tuesday that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance for a part of the firm's Enteric Pathogens Nucleic Acid Test.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – NanoString Technologies said after the close of the market Tuesday that it will develop a companion diagnostic test for Celgene's Revlimid (lenalidomide), which the firm is developing for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Transgenomic said today that it has signed a licensing deal with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for exclusive worldwide rights to develop and commercialize multiplexed versions of its ICE COLD-PCR technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Aushon Biosystems has been building up its IP portfolio ahead of a planned expansion to its Cira immunoassay platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PrimeraDx said that it has received US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for its ICEPlex System and ICEPlex C. difficile Assay Kit.

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Nature News reports that gene therapy approaches are tackling sickle cell disease, but that the cost of treatment is a concern.

The Washington Post reports that a US Senate committee voted this week to approve the nomination of Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration.

One gene regulates hundreds of others to influence facial development, according to New Scientist.

In Nature this week: resources for single-cell analysis, little overlap in the microRNAs used by Salmonella and Shigella to infect host cells, and more.