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The San Antonio-based firm also intends to file a 510(k) for clearance of the assay.

Japanese and Australian researchers report that they have identified genetic changes in the turnip mosaic virus as it moved from its main host to a previously unsusceptible plant.

The acquisition may also provide Thermo Fisher with a foothold in the rapidly growing PCR-based molecular diagnostics market, according to a company official.

Cepheid also recently inked sole-source agreements with two separate entities to conduct surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using its GeneXpert platform, company officials said last week.

ViraCor granted FDA EMA for H1N1 flu test; University of Kentucky offering H3N8 equine flu diagnostic.

The PCR-based test for detecting and differentiating influenza types has received the green light for marketing in Europe.

AstraZeneca is working with DxS to commercialize a EGFR mutation test kit in Europe to identify the patient population most likely to benefit from treatment with non-small cell lung cancer drug Iressa. The company has announced no such plans in the US, where the FDA has restricted any new NSCLC patients from receiving the drug.

The two companies have cross-licensed "certain technologies," enabling both firms to develop IVD products based on DNA methylation that use DxS' Scorpions technology.

Under the partnership announced this week, DxS' RT-PCR technology will be joined with Exosome Dx's xOSO technology — which collects nucleic acids from blood exosomes — to develop blood-based companion diagnostics for detecting cancer gene mutations.

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A small, early-stage trial of a combination therapy for brain cancer reports favorable responses in two patients, according to the Guardian.

Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.