NIH Awards $129M to Nine Dx Firms for Rapid COVID-19 Diagnostics
Some of the firms will receive money to speed up test development, while others will use the funds to expand their testing and manufacturing capacity.
In Brief This Week: Myriad Genetics, Illumina, Quest, and More
News items for in vitro diagnostics industry for the week of August 17, 2020.
HHS Invests $6.5M in Aegis Sciences, Sonic Healthcare USA to Expand Coronavirus Testing Capacity
The commercial labs will also receive testing equipment from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences and Thermo Fisher Scientific including RT-PCR instrumentation.
Sonic Healthcare Expands Deal for UPMC's ThyroSeq Thyroid Cancer Test
Under the new 15-year exclusive agreement, the test will become available through all of Sonic's clinical labs and anatomic pathology practices in the US.
Sonic Healthcare Sells Majority Stake in GLP Systems to Abbott Laboratories
Sonic Healthcare sold its 85 percent stake in GLP. Abbott has acquired the remaining 15 percent interest in the German firm and will collaborate with Sonic in the long term.