PCR

Qiagen posted revenues of $319.5 million compared to $330.8 million in the year-ago period, and beat analysts' consensus estimate on the top and bottom lines.

The firm increased its MDx revenues 7 percent from a year ago and beat the consensus Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom lines.  

The lightweight, mobile device was highlighted in an oral presentation at AACC today. 

The partners will try out the Ubiquitome Freedom4 hand-held, real-time PCR device in a range of quality assurance applications in food production and distribution.

The Xpert Omni platform will launch in 2016 running Cepheid test cartridges on a compact battery-operated device that is anticipated to cost less than $3,000.

Actuation method and apparatus, micropump, and PCR enhancement method
Method for cell lysis and PCR within the same reaction chamber
Methods for treating infection involving identification of a carbapanemase gene
Methods and compositions for amplification of nucleic acids
Self-folding amplification of target nucleic acid
Method for high-throughput AFLP-based polymorphism detection

In Cell this week: map of human protein interactions, mutant phenotype variability in organisms of the same species from different genetic backgrounds, and more.

Critics call the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Gary Gilliland's prediction of cancer cures within 10 years "out of touch with reality" and "irresponsible."

Ivan Oransky discusses the need for reproducibility research at The Conversation.

The San Diego Union-Tribune posts videos from Biocom's Speaker Series with Illumina's Jay Flatley, who discusses Roche's failed hostile takeover bid.