nucleic acid extraction

The firm has partnered with the University of Surrey to validate and potentially commercialize a test that detects mRNA biomarkers from patient urine samples.

The team developed an equipment-free dipstick device using untreated cellulose-based paper to quickly collect and purify genetic material for amplification.

The firm began offering its common shares on Wednesday at $6 per share on the Nasdaq. Gross proceeds from the IPO were $7.1 million. 

The collaboration will leverage DiaSorin's Liaion MDX PCR system, and Tecan's Fluent Laboratory Automation Solution to provide users a complete sample-to-result system.

The firm received the CE IVD mark for Amplidiag Easy, an automated system that enables nucleic acid extraction and PCR setup directly from stool samples.

LGC will distribute Holliston, Mass.-based AutoGen's FlexStar, Arrow, and QuickGene platforms in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – LGC Genomics and Covaris announced late on Wednesday a partnership to develop solutions for the high-throughput extraction of nucleic acids from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples.

A former scientist from Texas-based R&D firm Lynntech who was developing a nucleic acid sample prep module intended for use with molecular diagnostic assays for resource-poor areas of the world has left the company and founded his own startup to commercialize an improved vers

LGC Genomics said last week that it has expanded its nucleic acid extraction services to North America through the group's genomics laboratory in Beverly, Mass.
The new extraction service will complement existing capacity in Berlin and London, LGC said.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche and Precision System Science today said that they will partner on the development of a PCR-based instrument from sample preparation in next-generation sequencing workflows.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.