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The Belgian manufacturer of software to automate PCR interpretation has also recently received ISO 13485 certification.

Papilloplex, a kit to detect and differentiate all 14 high-risk HPV genotypes, can be used on cervical swabs and urine samples.

Synlab, a European lab services provider, found the test performed well on samples with low bacterial load and non-respiratory samples.

The $4 billion acquisition is now cleared in the US, Germany, Austria, and South Africa. 

The firm also reported a 46 percent increase in molecular biology sales due to growth in its FilmArray line.

Systems and methods for detecting an analyte of interest in a sample using filters and microstructured surfaces
Amplification methods to minimise sequence specific bias
Cooling in a thermal cycler using heat pipes
Direct amplification and detection of viral and bacterial pathogens
Portable systems and methods for amplifying nucleotides and detecting nucleotide sequences
Methods and reagents that specifically detect, distinguish and quantify IFN-λ2 mRNA from IFN-λ3 mRNA in humans

In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.

A cancer researcher retracts 19 articles from one journal for image manipulation, according to Retraction Watch.

Precision medicine has to consider context in addition to genetic mutations in cancer treatment, Medscape reports.

Genomics may help the Cavendish banana from succumbing to fungal infections, a trio of researchers writes at the Conversation.