Hologic airs validating data for Aptima STI test November 12, 2019 -- A study demonstrating the effectiveness of Hologic's Aptima assay for the increasingly common sexually transmitted infection (STI) Mycoplasma genitalium has been published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
Invitae acquires Clear Genetics for $50M November 11, 2019 -- Invitae is acquiring Clear Genetics, a developer of software that provides genetic services at scale, for about $50 million, consisting of approximately $25 million in cash and the remainder in shares of Invitae common stock.
Bio-Rad launches QX One PCR system at AMP 2019 November 11, 2019 -- Bio-Rad Laboratories announced the release of its QX One Droplet Digital polymerase chain reaction (ddPCR) system at the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) meeting, held November 7-9 in Baltimore.
Lexent Bio partners on NGS with Illumina November 8, 2019 -- San Francisco-based Lexent Bio has signed a nonexclusive deal to adapt its lead investigational Confera Dx next-generation sequencing (NGS) cancer test for use with Illumina's NextSeq 550Dx sequencer.
DxTerity launches interferon test for lupus November 8, 2019 -- California-based genomics company DxTerity is releasing data showing the association between type 1 interferon (IFN-1) and the development of systemic lupus erythematosus on November 11 at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting. The data support the commercial launch of a test for the overexpression of IFN-1, the company said.
Grifols promotes free COPD cheek swab test November 7, 2019 -- Grifols announced it is offering a genetic cheek swab test that screens for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for free -- including testing and results.