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Sony DADC and Maven Biotechnologies announced Wednesday a collaboration to develop and manufacture smart consumables for Maven's platform for performing cell-based assays and multiplexed biomarker detection.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Corning on Thursday said it has completed its purchase of Mediatech for an undisclosed amount.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – AmberGen will provide its proprietary photocleavable biotin reagent for the commercial use with SomaLogic's Somascan technology platform under a deal announced on Tuesday.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Affymetrix today announced a definitive agreement to buy eBioscience, a flow cytometry and immunoassay reagent firm, for $330 million in cash.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Indian biotech firm Sisco Research Laboratories announced today the purchase of Madras Biotech for an undisclosed amount.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Dyadic today announced it has raised $3 million through a private placement of convertible subordinated secured promissory notes to five undisclosed investors.

By integrating the STR reagents into the RapidHit System, human DNA profiles can be generated that are compatible with local, national, and international database systems, the companies said.

The clearance of the gene expression reagents makes Affymetrix the first firm to provide a "comprehensive microarray-based clinical toolkit for diagnostic test development, signature discovery for companion diagnostics, and translational initiatives," it said.

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ScienceInsider reports that researchers in Brazil are concerned that a creationist was chosen to run the agency that oversees graduate study programs there.

In PLOS this week: common variant associated with BMI in Arctic populations, analysis of microRNA markers associated with being born small for gestational age, and more. 

Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.