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QIAGEN fully acquires NeuMoDx Molecular

QIAGEN acquires remaining 80.1% stake in NeuMoDx Molecular, Inc. for $248 million


QIAGEN N.V. announced the acquisition of the remaining 80.1% of diagnostics instruments company NeuMoDx Molecular, Inc. for $248million in cash. The move rounds out QIAGEN’s portfolio of automated molecular testing solutions based on the proven PCR technology. The transaction was completed after ...


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New method leads ten times faster to corona test results

Method not only saves time, but also effort


Currently, it takes more than two hours to perform and evaluate a test for SARS-CoV-2 - and so a laboratory can only test a very limited number of people per day. Cell biologists at the University of Bielefeld have now developed a method in a study with several cooperation partners that delivers ...


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Start-up Raises 16.3 million Euros to Prepare Market Launch of its SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Testing System

“Mini-laboratory” provides test results in 30 to 40 minutes


Spindiag GmbH, a medical technology start-up company founded four years ago as a spin-off of the Hahn-Schickard Institute for Microanalytical Systems, announced the completion of a 16.3 million Euros (USD 17.8 million) Series B financing round as expected. Existing investors as well as ...


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University of Innsbruck develops novel corona test method


Michael Traugott and the spin-off company Sinsoma GmbH, together with the Departments of Zoology and Microbiology at the University of Innsbruck, are developing a new PCR system for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This new PCR method works with different analytical materials that are ...


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Recognise and control new variants of the deadly Ebola virus more quickly


The situation is extraordinary: there have only ever been four declarations of public health emergencies of international concern in the past and now there are two at the same time. Whilst the risks associated with the novel coronavirus are still unclear, people in the Democratic Republic of the ...


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Digital Diagnostics Startup and BGI Group Collaborate to Offer Coronavirus Testing in Europe


Ares Genetics GmbH, a Curetis Group company, and the Chinese genomics company BGI Group announced that the companies will collaborate in making molecular testing for the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV available in Europe. 2019-nCoV is a new coronavirus variant that has not been previously identified ...


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Using quantum dots and a smartphone to find killer bacteria

Scientists develop cheap and rapid way to identify antibiotic-resistant golden staph (MRSA)


A combination of off-the-shelf quantum dot nanotechnology and a smartphone camera soon could allow doctors to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria in just 40 minutes, potentially saving patient lives. Staphylococcus aureus (golden staph), is a common form of bacterium that causes serious and ...


Previously unknown bacterial strain identified


Experts from MedUni Vienna/Vienna General Hospital have identified a previously unknown bacterial strain of the genus Leptospira. Infection with this bacterium triggered unusual neurological symptoms, reminiscent of myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease in which signal transmission is ...


Stilla Technologies completes €16 Million Series A

Novel digital PCR system


Stilla Technologies, provider of pioneering digital PCR solutions for high precision genetic analysis, announced today the successful completion of a Series A financing round of 16 million euros ($18 Million) led by Illumina Ventures, with participation from Kurma Partners, LBO France, BNP ...


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DNA-based method detects trace amounts of peanut in foods


For people with severe peanut allergies, eating even miniscule amounts of the legume can trigger anaphylaxis --- a life-threatening condition characterized by dizziness, breathing difficulties and, sometimes, loss of consciousness. Now, researchers have developed a sensitive new test to detect ...


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