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The firm said its coronavirus assay targets the nucleocapsid and envelope virus genes and is compatible with most RNA extraction methods and qPCR instruments.

Using exome-enriched RNA sequencing and machine learning, researchers tracked down a set of circulating maternal transcripts for predicting severe early-onset preeclampsia.

Roche will have non-exclusive access to SpeeDx's existing tests and technology to enable expansion of diagnostic products for antibiotic resistance in STIs.

The test detects SARS-CoV-2 from nasopharyngeal swab specimens and runs on standard qPCR instruments, including Thermo Fisher's Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast machine.

The startup is developing a qPCR-based profiling method that could provide results within hours to clinicians treating their cancer patients with immune checkpoint inhibitors.

The firm is looking into options for partnerships to bring a COVID-19 serology test to market, which could leverage its large installed base of instruments.

The firm said as part of a development study it is using a gut microbiome analysis tool developed in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific.

The panel's developers at UPenn hope to validate and commercialize a non-invasive assay through a startup called Chip Diagnostics.

The researchers said their assay can be run in 30 to 45 minutes, with 95 percent positive predictive agreement and 100 percent negative predictive agreement.

According to the recall, initiated on Jan. 28, a glitch in the software’s data reporting to LIM systems could cause false-negative results from PCR assays running on the instrument.

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Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.