nucleic acid purification Purigen Biosystems Gets CE Mark for Nucleic Acid Isolation System Launched in the US in 2019, the Ionic benchtop system uses isotachophoresis to extract, purify, and concentrate genomic RNA and DNA from cells and tissues. Startup Angstrom Bio Plans Saliva-Based COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Test on Nanopore Sequencing Platform Premium Angstrom Bio is developing a rapid, scalable coronavirus test that uses nanopore sequencing to detect barcoded PCR products. One BioMed Raises $5M in Series A Round One BioMed was spun out of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology, and Research to develop a point-of-care diagnostic platform for infectious disease. SAW Diagnostics Developing Acoustic Sample Prep Technology for Point-of-Care MDx Premium The firm's technology can perform in-droplet centrifugation, 10-second cell lysis, and sound wave-based PCR on the surface of an inexpensive polymer chip. University of Queensland Researchers Develop Rapid, Cheap Nucleic Acid Extraction Technology Premium The team developed an equipment-free dipstick device using untreated cellulose-based paper to quickly collect and purify genetic material for amplification. Jun 13, 2016 RevoluGen Continues Push Into IVD Market With New Nucleic Acid Prep Kit Premium Aug 24, 2015 Roche Buys Lumora's Nucleic Acid Purification Technology Aug 4, 2015 Chiral Technologies Acquiring Diffinity Genomics Oct 3, 2013 UCSF Group Attributes Discovery of Novel Human Viruses to Contaminated Sample Prep Products Premium Dec 20, 2012 Meridian Biosciences Views Universal Sample Prep Method as Enabler of Future MDx Tests Premium Apr 20, 2012 Analytik Jena Acquires Remaining Shares of AJ Roboscreen Sep 15, 2011 Diffinity Genomics Using Pair of NIH Grants to Develop New Nucleic Acid Purification Products Premium Apr 21, 2011 Boreal Genomics Developing Sequence-Enrichment Tech as DNA Purification Platform Nears Market Premium Feb 14, 2011 PerkinElmer Acquires Chemagen Biopolymer-Technologie Dec 15, 2010 Boreal Genomics Raises $6.9M in Private Financing Mar 23, 2010 IP Update: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Sample Prep, and Nucleic Acid Amplification: Mar 23, 2010 Premium Breaking News MDxHealth Q3 Revenues Grow 23 Percent BioMérieux Q3 Revenues Increase 11 Percent, Firm Raises 2021 Guidance Germline Cancer Risk Genes May Hold Rhabdomyosarcoma Survival Clues, Study Suggests Danaher Q3 Revenues Rise 23 Percent, Beat Wall Street Estimates Horse Genetics Study Reveals Origins of Domestication, Use in Human Culture Rady Children's Team Presents Genomic Medicine Management Tool at ASHG The Scan Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature. And Cleared A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times. Suit Over Allegations The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director. Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.