nucleic acid extraction Helix Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization for NGS-Based COVID-19 Test The in vitro diagnostic test runs on the Illumina NovaSeq 6000 instrument and will be performed at Helix's San Diego CLIA-certified laboratory. Opti Medical Systems Gets CE Mark for Coronavirus Test Kit The company said it has also received Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for its nucleic acid extraction kit. Qiagen, Gilson Partner on Nucleic Acid Sample Prep Reproducibility The partners will specifically integrate Gilson's Trackman Connected digital bench tools and Qiagen's manual nucleic acid extraction kits. S2 Genomics, Riken Partner on Single-Cell Genomics Applications S2 Genomics' Singulator platform combines enzymatic and mechanical disruption to produce suspensions of cells or nuclei for downstream applications. NuProbe Global, CarrierGene Biotech Complete Merger, Partner With Illumina The new firm will offer target enrichment assays for clinical NGS testing and develop library preparation kits for clinical tests on Illumina's sequencing platform. Oct 31, 2019 S2 Genomics to Commercialize Tissue Sample Prep Platform by Early 2020 Premium Oct 4, 2019 nRichDx Targets Liquid Biopsy Space With Magnetic Sample Prep Platform Premium Jul 9, 2019 Arcis, Opentrons Sign Sample Prep Product Distribution Deal 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 Nov 1, 2018 PerkinElmer, Precipio Collaborate On Liquid Biopsy Testing Oct 17, 2018 Arcis Biotechnology, Teleflex Sign License Agreement Sep 27, 2018 LGC Acquires Berry and Associates Feb 8, 2018 Arcis Biotechnology Developing Urine-Based mRNA Assay for Prostate Cancer Screening Premium Dec 4, 2017 University of Queensland Researchers Develop Rapid, Cheap Nucleic Acid Extraction Technology Premium Jul 12, 2017 Co-Diagnostics' Shares Retreat on First Day on Nasdaq Jun 23, 2017 DiaSorin, Tecan to Develop Nucleic Acid Extraction Platform Jan 23, 2017 Mobidiag Gets CE IVD Mark for Sample Prep System Dec 15, 2014 LGC to Distribute AutoGen Sample Prep Platforms Jun 19, 2013 LGC Genomics, Covaris Partner on DNA Extraction from FFPE May 30, 2013 Startup AI Biosciences Developing Magnetic Bead-based NA Extraction Cartridge for POC MDx Premium Jan 24, 2013 LGC Genomics to Offer Nucleic Acid Extraction Services in North America Premium Dec 21, 2012 Roche, PSS Partner on Sample Prep Workflow for NGS Nov 7, 2012 Cole-Parmer to Distribute Pressure Bio's Sample Prep System Oct 24, 2012 Phthisis Inks Distribution Deal with EliTech for Benelux Region Load More Breaking News Bio-Rad Laboratories Q2 Revenues Climb 33 Percent, Beat Estimates Veracyte Q2 Revenues More Than Double on Test Volume Spike Increased Testing Revenues Boost Opko Health Q2 Revenues 47 Percent Qiagen Q2 Revenues Grow 28 Percent CareDx Q2 Revenues Up 77 Percent Secondary Genetic Findings Often Requested if Given Second Chance, Study Finds The Scan Booster Push New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high. With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic. Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials. Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.