real-time PCR

Linkage is now part of Thermo Fisher's transplant diagnostics business, One Lambda. Linkage's flagship product line is its real-time PCR technology, LinkSeq.

The firm's real-time PCR-based GeneStat system was developed leveraging IP licensed exclusively from the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

The collaboration will leverage DiaSorin's Liaion MDX PCR system, and Tecan's Fluent Laboratory Automation Solution to provide users a complete sample-to-result system.

The company will work with USC researchers in a year-long study aimed at assessing the clinical utility of EntroGen's PCR-based liquid biopsy test for EGFR mutations.

The kit was previously approved by FDA for use on Qiagen's Rotor-Gene Q real-time PCR platform, which is one component of the automated QiaSymphony platform.

The FDA approved the real-time PCR-based test for use on the Cobas 6800 and 8800 systems to assess the response of transplant patients to treatments. 

The GenePOC GBS LB assay uses real-time PCR technology to detect GBS colonization from lim broth samples with sensitivity of 95.9 percent and specificity of 95.5 percent. 

Inflammatix hopes to market an 18-gene panel that will be able to tell from a blood sample whether a hospitalized patient has a bacterial, viral, or no infection.

The subsidiary, called ExcitePCR, will own and complete development of the company's Firefly Dx real-time PCR breadboard prototype pathogen detection system.

Under the agreement, Genomax Technologies will distribute Streck's cell stabilization and molecular products in Singapore and Malaysia.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.