nucleic acid amplification LumiraDx Inks Deal with Audere for At-Home COVID-19 Test Collection Kit Using Audere's authorized labeling instructions, labs can provide their own specimen collection kits for at-home collection. Cue Health Revenues up Massively in Q3 Included in its $223.7 million in total revenues were $129.5 million in public sector revenues and $94.2 million in private sector revenues. WHO Updates Recommendations to Improve Access to Rapid MDx Tests for TB, Drug-Resistant TB The WHO recommended moderate-complexity, automated nucleic acid amplification test for the initial detection of TB and resistance to rifampicin and isoniazid. WHO Finds High Diagnostic Accuracy in Three Classes of MDx Technologies for TB Testing, Resistance The findings stem from a recent meeting of a WHO Guideline Development Group convened to address challenges with TB diagnosis and related drug-resistance. Cue Health Ramping Up COVID-19 Test Production Following Positive Mayo Clinic Study, DoD Funding Premium The test uses isothermal nucleic acid amplification to return results in 20 minutes at the point of care, and demonstrated 98 percent agreement with PCR testing. Jan 12, 2021 JumpCode Genomics Raises $21M in Series B Financing Round Nov 24, 2020 Startup Angstrom Bio Plans Saliva-Based COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Test on Nanopore Sequencing Platform Premium Jan 31, 2020 NeuMoDx T. Vaginalis, M. Genitalium Assay CE Marked Jan 23, 2020 Startup BioSkryb Eyes Oncology Applications for Single-Cell DNA Sequencing Premium Jan 22, 2020 Sysmex Wins Chinese Approval for Breast Cancer IVD Reagent Jan 8, 2020 BioSkryb Raises $11.5M in Seed Funding Jan 6, 2020 NuProbe Global, CarrierGene Biotech Complete Merger, Partner With Illumina Oct 2, 2019 Geneoscopy Raises $6.9M in Series A Financing Jul 11, 2019 Enzo Biochem Gets NY Approval for Oral, Rectal CT/NG Test; Updates Lab Business Models Feb 21, 2019 SAW Diagnostics Developing Acoustic Sample Prep Technology for Point-of-Care MDx Premium Feb 14, 2019 Geneoscopy Develops Colorectal Cancer Dx Using RNA Biomarkers, Taking Aim at Exact Sciences Premium Feb 14, 2019 Hologic Aptima HIV-1 Assay Receives Dual Claim CE Marking Jan 23, 2019 Hologic M. Genitalium Assay Gets FDA De Novo Clearance Nov 26, 2018 Group B Strep Test From DiaSorin Molecular Cleared by FDA Aug 2, 2018 FDA Clears Hologic Panther Fusion GBS Assay Jan 30, 2018 Life Sciences, Diagnostics Drive Danaher Q4 Revenues Up 11 Percent Sep 11, 2017 Genedrive HCV ID Kit Gets CE-IVD Marking Aug 9, 2017 Akonni Biosystems Wins NIH SBIR Grant for Pediatric Respiratory Disease Diagnostics Jul 27, 2017 Meridian Bio Q3 Revenues Inch Down 1 Percent Jul 25, 2017 Roche Includes Cobas HIV-1/HIV-2 Test in Global Access Program Load More Breaking News Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay Parse Biosciences Partners With Research Instruments for Southeast Asia Distribution Thermo Fisher, Oncocyte Ink Development, Comarketing Deal for Cancer IVDs Yourgene Health Enters Three-Year £5M Term Loan Facility The Scan And a Fourth? A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in an Israeli study increased antibody levels but did not prevent Omicron variant infections, according to the Financial Times. For Better Science Software A virtual institute funded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's philanthropy aims to lure software engineers to academia, Science reports. Recommendation Explanations The New York Times writes that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is straining to both make and explain decisions based on limited information. Genome Research Papers on De Novo Mutation Rates, Polyploid Genotyping, Oncogene Epigenomic Translocation In Genome Research this week: de novo mutations rates in hemoglobin subunits, analysis of variant calling methods for polyploid plants, and more.