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 Roche Receives EUA for PCR-Based, Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Test Decode Study Identifies Proteomic Predictors of All-Cause Mortality In Brief This Week: Natera, Bruker, Bayer, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Labcorp, Omniseq, Dovetail Genomics, DNA Script, More People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, Strata Oncology, Bionano Genomics, More Co-Diagnostics Gets CE Mark for Saliva-Based Molecular SARS-CoV-2 Test The Scan Billions for Antivirals The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports. NFT of the Web Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports. 23andMe on the Nasdaq 23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported. Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.