nucleic acid detection Depixus Seeks to Commercialize 'Magnetic Tweezers' for Drug Discovery, Liquid Biopsy Research Premium The firm is looking to collaborate with researchers to showcase its ability to repeatedly analyze DNA and RNA molecules with different assays. Broad Institute, Collaborators Eye CRISPR Panel to Detect SARS-CoV-2 Variants, Respiratory Viruses Premium The group has developed a panel to detect SARS-CoV-2, other coronaviruses, and influenza A and B that also identified and differentiated six variant lineages. Nucleic Acid Analysis Startup Depixus Raises €30.6M in Series A Financing Lansdowne Partners and France's PSIM Fund led the financing round and were joined by Casdin Capital and existing investors, including Arix Bioscience. 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. Cardea Bio Raises $6.5M in Series A Extension The company said it will use the financing to further develop its Transistor molecular detection platform and significantly expand mass manufacturing. Jan 6, 2020 NuProbe Global, CarrierGene Biotech Complete Merger, Partner With Illumina Oct 2, 2019 Geneoscopy Raises $6.9M in Series A Financing Mar 8, 2019 Grifols Acquires $1.9B Stake in Shanghai RAAS in Push for China Growth Feb 14, 2019 Geneoscopy Develops Colorectal Cancer Dx Using RNA Biomarkers, Taking Aim at Exact Sciences Premium Jul 11, 2017 Co-Diagnostics Eyes $8.5M in Initial Public Offering Feb 25, 2016 Luminex, University of São Paulo Collaborate on Zika Virus Detection Panel Validation Jan 27, 2015 Cascade Biosystems Publishes on DNA Detection Technology Driven by Restriction Enzyme Amplification Premium Dec 17, 2014 Massachusetts Commits $1M to Fund R&D for Disposable Ebola Test May 7, 2014 Nanosphere Q1 Revenues Improve 38 Percent Apr 15, 2014 Biocartis, Invetech Ink Deal Covering Biomarker Analysis Platform Jul 9, 2013 Axela, Thermal Gradient Ink Deal for Technology Integration Jun 25, 2013 Trovagene, Illumina Reach Technology Assessment Deal Jul 24, 2012 EnviroLogix, Douglas Scientific Partner on Nucleic Acid Analysis Mar 17, 2009 Enzymatics Gets ISO Certifications Breaking News OraSure Technologies Selected by HHS to Provide COVID-19 School Testing Hologic Obtains CE Mark for Molecular Epstein-Barr, BK Virus Assays PCR Technology Startup Pleno Closes $15M Funding Round SeekIn Gets CE Mark for Cancer Treatment Response Monitoring Kit Angle Gets FDA Clearance for Breast Cancer Cell Isolation System Genes2Me Obtains CE Marking for Clinical Sequencing Panels The Scan Taking Stock of the Stockpile The US and European countries are evaluating their smallpox vaccine stockpiles as the number of monkeypox cases increases, the Washington Post reports. Vitamin D From Tomatoes According to Reuters, researchers in the UK have gene-edited tomatoes so their fruit contains vitamin D. Cause Not Yet Spotted NPR reports that a new study was unable to find a cause for persistent long COVID symptoms. PNAS Papers on Central African Hunter-Gatherers, Myopia Development, Ancient Microtia Allele In PNAS this week: population patterns among Central African hunter gatherers, effect of myopia-linked gene variant, and more.