multiplex diagnostics Torus Biosystems Completes $25M Series A Financing Round The funding round was led by Northpond Ventures, and Northpond's director Adam Wieschhaus will join Torus' board of directors. US Department of Defense Awards $178.5M Contract to Hologic for SARS-CoV-2 Assays, Multiplex Tests The DoD said that it has awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to Hologic for its Panther Fusion SARS-CoV-2 and Aptima SARS-CoV-2 assays, among other products. Mammoth Biosciences Taking Lead Role in DARPA-Funded Development of Pathogen Detection Tech Premium The company's DETECTR disease detection platform will be used to help develop the technology and optimize the CRISPR enzymes used in the point-of-care device. DARPA Awards $36.7M to Six Organizations for Gene Editing-Based Dx, Biosurveillance Tech The contract was awarded under DARPA's Detect It with Gene Editing Technologies program, which aims to create a device to detect at least 10 pathogens. GenMark Q3 Revenues More Than Double on Respiratory Panel Sales GenMark said it placed 70 net ePlex analyzers in Q3 and ended the quarter with a global installed base of more than 720 ePlex analyzers. Oct 15, 2020 Scanogen Developing Direct-From-Blood Infection Test That Could Provide Results in 90 Minutes Premium Oct 6, 2020 Startup Coral Genomics Wins $2M SBIR Grant From NIH Oct 2, 2020 UK Team Enhances Real-Time PCR Multiplexing Using Data Analytics Premium Sep 24, 2020 BGI Genomics Gets CE Mark for Multiplexed SARS-CoV-2, Influenza Tests Sep 14, 2020 GenMark Diagnostics Receives CE Mark for Respiratory Panel Including SARS-CoV-2, Flu Jul 17, 2020 Cepheid Debuts 10-Color Molecular Detection Technology With New Tuberculosis Test Premium Feb 11, 2020 Verigene II, New Assay Launches Anticipated to Revivify Luminex Revenues in 2020 Premium Jan 30, 2020 Atila Biosystems High-Throughput Isothermal HPV Test Validated in Study Premium Jan 15, 2020 JP Morgan Healthcare Day 2: 10x Genomics, GenapSys, Caris, Adaptive Bio, Danaher, Agilent, Luminex Dec 18, 2019 Rapid Diagnostics Resurrects Multiplex MiniLab Platform, Targets TB POC Test Premium Dec 17, 2019 ChromaCode Raises $28M in Series C Financing Sep 12, 2019 Applied BioCode Submits Respiratory Pathogen Panel to FDA Aug 27, 2019 After Years of Groundwork, Rapid STI MDx Space is Inaugurated With Binx FDA Clearance Premium Aug 5, 2019 GenMark Diagnostics Reports 23 Percent Revenue Increase in Q2 May 8, 2019 Despite Q1 Challenges, Luminex Targeting Long-Term Growth From Pipeline Products Premium Apr 30, 2019 GenMark Diagnostics Q1 Revenues Grow 4 Percent Feb 4, 2019 Curetis Partner Submits MDx System, Pneumonia Test for Chinese Regulatory Approval Jan 23, 2019 SpeeDx Signs Distribution Deals in Finland, Italy Jan 18, 2019 Curetis Subsidiary Ares Ramping Up NGS Antibiotic Resistance Testing Business Premium Jan 16, 2019 Predigen Diagnostics Developing Gene Expression Platform to Differentiate Bacterial from Viral Infections Premium Load More Breaking News Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.