NEW YORK – Genomic software firm BioDiscovery said this week that it has signed on Children's Hospital of Los Angeles as a BioDiscovery Center of Excellence for Clinical Genomics. As such, CHLA will serve as a reference site for others seeking information and training on BioDiscovery's NxClinical software, which handles next-generation sequencing and microarray data to enable analysis and interpretation of copy number, loss of heterozygosity, and sequence variants. CHLA has been utilizing NxClinical to analyze and interpret microarray and NGS results via tests offered through its Department of Personalized Medicine, BioDiscovery said. In April, BioDiscovery named Victorian Clinical Genetics Services of Australia's Murdoch Children's Research Institute as a Center of Excellence.
Diagnomics said this week that it has been approved by regulators in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island to provide its genetic testing services to residents from those states. The San Diego-based company is CLIA certified and CAP accredited.
Danaher this week announced a quarterly cash dividend of $.17 per share of its common stock, payable Oct. 25 to shareholders of record on Sept. 27. The company also announced a quarterly cash dividend of $11.875 per share of its 4.75 percent Series A Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, payable Oct. 15 to shareholders of record on Sept. 30.
UK firm Mologic said this week it is collaborating with University College London Hospitals and has finished recruiting patients for a clinical trial to evaluate the firm's point-of-care diagnostic test for the early detection of sepsis. Mervyn Singer, a professor at UCLH, is leading the trial. Mologic is developing a test leveraging lateral flow immunoassay technology to aid in diagnosing infection and the early detection of sepsis. It comprises a panel of six host biomarkers and will use an algorithm to detect emergent sepsis. Qualitative results can be achieved in 10 minutes, it said.
Abbott this week announced a quarterly common dividend of $.32 per share, payable Nov. 15 to shareholders of record on Oct. 15.
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