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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – On the heels of a reported 19 percent increase year over year in Cepheid's second-quarter revenues, investment bank Piper Jaffray today upgra

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Piper Jaffray today downgraded Hologic amid anecdotal evidence suggesting Roche may be poised to take market share away from Hologic's sexually transmitted disease testing business.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest Diagnostics and Hologic today announced an alliance aimed at improving women's health.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Cowen & Co. today initiated coverage of molecular diagnostics companies GenMark Diagnostics and Nanosphere with Outperform ratings.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Alere said today that it has been awarded a grant of up to $21.6 million and debt financing of up to $20.6 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to further develop a pair of point-of-care molecular testing platforms.

University of Pennsylvania engineer Changchun Liu is planning to use a mentored career development grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a non-instrumented, isothermal, microfluidic sample-to-answer assay to detect HIV virus.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Spanish firms Biotools and 2B BlackBio today announced a licensing deal that allows Silanes Laboratories to develop and commercialize diagnostic kits based on their technologies.

Siemens is asking a federal court to grant it rights to a patent covering nucleic acid amplification technology instead of Enzo.

Seegene said that the technology, called real amplicon detection PCR, combines the advantages of multiplex and nested real-time PCR, accelerates test processing by 400 percent, and increases specificity and sensitivity of pathogen detection 10- to 100-fold over current technologies.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more people get sick and die from drug-resistant germs than previously thought, the Washington Post reports.

According to the Associated Press, three universities and a healthcare institution are sharing a gift of $1 billion.

New rules seek to limit the type of scientific and medical research that can be used to guide public health regulations, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: FreeHi-C approach simulates Hi-C data from interacting genome fragments, and more.