PCR-based assays

The financing will go toward efforts by the German firm to bring its point-of-care screening system for drug-resistant bacteria to hospitals. 

The firm said that the RealTime CMV test is the only commercially available cytomegalovirus that can amplify two select regions of the CMV genome.

The PREDICT/PDF-2180 virus is the latest coronavirus identified in a bat species, supporting a potential bat reservoir role in the evolution of such viruses.

The technique provides the scientific community with a higher-resolution methodology to determine if a mouse cell line has been correctly identified in research.

The firm said that it has completed clinical trials for the Group B Strep assay for the FDA and will start trials for the C. difficile test this month. 

Single nucleus sequencing analysis of triple-negative breast tumors indicated that copy number changes occur in bursts early in tumor evolution.

The PCR-based assays run on the company's Aries system, which itself received FDA clearance in October 2015.

Using thousands of old samples, researchers explored the historical context for rising presence of the Nosema bombi fungal pathogen in wild bumble bee populations.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Merck KGaA today said that it will collaborate with Sysmex Inostics on the development of a RAS biomarker mutation test for metastatic colorectal cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – EpiGenomics said on Monday that it has received a "not approvable letter" from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Epi proColon screening test for colorectal cancer.

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Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.