The deal is expected to help Takara Bio Group expand its presence in next-generation sequencing library preparation and other markets.
The technology could eventually have applications in pathology as well as field-based diagnostic testing for infectious diseases.
The firm reported preliminary declining revenues for both the fourth quarter and full-year 2016 reporting periods.
The method allows analysis of copy number at the individual cell level with greater coverage uniformity and more reliable detection than other approaches.
The kit uses a proprietary non-enzymatic method to prepare intact, single-cell suspensions from tissue in less than 10 minutes.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: nanopore sequencing workflow to detect antibiotic resistance in gut microbes, TSSPlant tool, and more.
Because gene-edited organisms can cross borders, Gizmodo wonders whether there should be an international body to govern their use.
HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price is to go in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today, NPR's Morning Edition reports.
Prior to being closed, Theranos' Arizona lab failed an inspection by regulators, according to the Wall Street Journal.