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The assay has been available outside the US since November and runs on the Liaison MDX benchtop instrument. 

The test kit runs on standard qPCR platforms in under three hours, and detects 20 cancer-associated biomarkers from four oncogenes. 

Recently validated on pseudomonas and TB samples, the business card-sized device also enables on-chip extraction. 

The test analyzes the mitochondrial genome to determine which men with clinical suspicion of prostate cancer are likely to have high-grade disease.

The study compared five methods, including three based on Roche test kits and reagents, and suggested that a multiplexed test may be best to avoid false-negative results.

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

In PNAS this week: diatom genetic diversity, microfluidic droplet method for single-cell screening, and more.

Scientific publishers are looking into whether artificial intelligence can help the peer-review process, Wired reports.

Researchers are using gene editing to develop more robust livestock and crops, AFP reports.

Researchers rally near the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston.

Mar
02
Sponsored by
VelaDx

This online seminar will highlight recent advances in the use of next-generation sequencing to detect drug-resistant mutations in patients with HIV or HCV. 

Mar
09
Sponsored by
Bio-Rad

This webinar will discuss how next-generation sequencing and digital PCR can be used in a complementary manner for liquid biopsies in order to improve patient care.