PCR

The company has aspirations for a combined molecular/immunoassay platform, but plans to go to market with a 22-target real-time PCR-enabled syndromic panel.

The Alabama-based firm has grown its infectious disease testing menu for the BD Max system to six CE-marked tests identifying bacteria, viruses, or fungi.

The companies will work together to secure US approval for SpeeDx's antibiotic-resistant Mycoplasma genitalium assay.

The new panel is able to detect up to 130 pathogens that cause severe abdominal infections, such as appendicitis and acute pancreatitis. 

The funds will be used in part to support commercial activities related to the firm's ThermaStop and ThermaGo PCR additive reagents.

Reagent cartridge
Instrument and process for the storing and/or processing of liquid samples
Methods and compositions for identifying enterovirus
Method for direct amplification from crude nucleic acid samples
Apparatus and methods for parallel processing of micro-volume liquid reactions
Methods for suppression PCR

Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.