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The company plans to outlicense the assay, developed using a custom Affymetrix microarray, to an interested partner.

The firm said the assay provides flexible automation and accurately identifies all six HCV genotypes as well as subtypes 1a and 1b.

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The agreement now includes distribution of Roche's Kapa Biosystems portfolio in all geographies except the US, Brazil, and Japan.

The team will use the new research grant to further develop the Stockholm3 prostate cancer test and to design follow-on diagnostics to help treat patients with the disease.

Researchers implemented qPCR on TaqMan Array Cards to find six pathogens are responsible for up to 90 percent of childhood diarrhea at seven sites in Africa and Asia.

The companies will work together to pursue US Food and Drug Administration clearance for a workflow combining Siemens' sample prep module and Thermo's qPCR instrument.

The scientific products giants are exhibiting their combined workflow next week at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease.

LGC said it plans to use Douglas Scientific's PCR and qPCR platforms to provide customers with enhanced high-throughput genotyping and qPCR instruments.

Under the agreement, Goffin will distribute SpeeDx's PlexPCR and ResistancePlus multiplex real-time PCR product lines in Benelux.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

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