PCR-based diagnostics

The funding will support manufacturing of the firm's Idylla PCR-based diagnostics platform and worker training at its Mechelen, Belgium facility.

With this clearance, the respiratory pathogen panel is ready to enter the market to aid in accurate patient diagnosis for respiratory illness. 

Transgenomic has completed its divestment of its Genetic Assays and Platforms unit to Adstec

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an Emergency Use Authorization for Altona Diagnostics' RealStar Ebolavirus RT-PCR Kit 1.0, a first-line molecular diagnostic test for use only by CLIA high-complexity laboratories.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Veracyte announced after the close of the market Thursday that it will acquire Allegro Diagnostics for $7.8 million in cash and $13.2 million in common stock.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cepheid said today that the CE-IVD mark has been applied to its Xpert TV molecular test for identifying trichomoniasis, and the test has been launched in Europe.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — ATCC has partnered with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Thermo Fisher Scientific to bring a rapid, cost-effective PCR-based method of monitoring HIV drug resistance to resource-limited countries, ATCC said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Enigma Diagnostics today said that it will collaborate with China’s National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention on the development of rapid molecular diagnostics for infectious disease pathogens.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Becton Dickinson today said that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared for marketing the firm's BD Max Enteric Bacterial Panel for detecting the common causes of bacterial gastroenteritis.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Roche said today that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved its cobas HPV test for use as a first-line primary screening test for cervical cancer in women ages 25 years and older.

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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.