The funding supports development of biochemistry and microfluidics for digital droplet multiple displacement amplification.
The deal is the latest in a series of such arrangements Mobidiag has inked for its Amplidiag diagnostic product line in recent months.
The firm's Sentosa SA ZIKV RT-PCR Test detects Zika virus RNA from 22 samples in three hours using an automated workflow.
The agreement gives Ventana access to results from a collaboration and licensing agreement that Transgenomic made separately with the University of Melbourne.
The device, which will be tested in collaboration with a Panamanian research institute, will run 40-minute tests without the need for electricity.
The Japan Times says regulations are needed to oversee human genome-editing research.
In PNAS this week: mutations linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma, salivary proteins common among oral squamous cell carcinoma patients, and more.
At Wired, a science journalist discusses her decision not to undergo BRCA testing.
In PLOS this week: molecular surveillance of S. Typhi, genome-wide association study of attention in children, and more.