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The UK-based firm is also part of a consortium developing a two-hour sepsis test.

The technology is used to regulate temperature across a PCR plate.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) ― Cambridge, Mass.-based Amplyus has launched a Kickstarter funding campaign intended to bring its miniPCR platform into full production and "open the world of DNA science to everyone, everywhere."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Eppendorf said today that it has licensed patents covering gradient technology for thermal cyclers to SensoQuest, including German patent Nos. DE 19655282 and DE 19655141.

SciGene this week launched its Hyb-Ice Thermal Profiling System, which it is claims is a "affordable and flexible alternative" to standard thermal cyclers on the market for temperature profiling.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eppendorf has licensed patents covering gradient technology for thermal cyclers to Bulldog Bio, the firms announced today.

The Piko thermal cycler was previously commercially available from Finnzymes, but is now being sold under the Thermo Fisher brand. Meantime, the Arktik thermal cycler is not yet commercially available, but is expected to be by Q4 of this year.

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In a "non-final action" issued last month, the USPTO rejected the claims of the patent because they are "not patentably distinct" from those of another patent that was awarded in 2001 and assigned to Roche Molecular Systems.

A Quest official said that the partnership with 3M is in line with its goal to move testing for influenza and other respiratory viruses "away from the reference labs and into the hospital labs."

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.