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SpeeDx Receives FDA Clearance for Mycoplasma Genitalium Product

SpeeDx Receives FDA Clearance for Mycoplasma Genitalium Product

SYDNEY, Australia, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — SpeeDx’s ResistancePlus® MG Positive Control kit has now been listed with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sale in the United States through the company’s recently incorporated US entity, SpeeDx Inc. The announcement coincides with the FDA registration of the Australian parent company – SpeeDx Pty [...]

BTS Becomes 1st K-Pop Act to Break into Spotify’s Global Top 50

BTS Becomes 1st K-Pop Act to Break into Spotify’s Global Top 50

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – BTS became the first Korean musician to break into the top 50 artists played on global music streaming service Spotify, according to its agency Wednesday. “DNA,” lead track of BTS’ latest EP album “Love Yourself: Her,” reached No. 50 on the Spotify’s Global Top 50 playlist, according to Big Hit Entertainment. The chart ranks the most streamed artist on the platform on a daily basis. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Spotify was [...]

Law Enforcement Agencies Ramps Up Efforts to Encourage Scientific Investigations

Law Enforcement Agencies Ramps Up Efforts to Encourage Scientific Investigations

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean law enforcement agencies have revealed plans to enhance their scientific capabilities in their investigations with advanced technology, some of which can help police find key clues based on something as small as fungal DNA. At an event held yesterday, the National Digital Forensic Center (NDFC) revealed scientific [...]

African Indigenous Cattle Have Heat Tolerance Genes Not Seen in Korean Cows

African Indigenous Cattle Have Heat Tolerance Genes Not Seen in Korean Cows

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A joint study by the African Cattle Genome Consortium – incorporating 17 research teams from nine countries including South Korea – revealed that it is genetic traits that help indigenous cattle in Africa better cope with the continent’s scorching heat, announced the Rural Development Administration on Thursday.  The joint [...]

Bioline Launches New JetSeq DNA Quantification Kits

Bioline Launches New JetSeq DNA Quantification Kits

CINCINNATI, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Bioline, The PCR Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVO) today announced the further expansion of the JetSeq™ portfolio for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) sample preparation. The new JetSeq™ Library Quantification Kit is a qPCR-based assay that provides fast, accurate and sensitive quantification of adaptor-ligated DNA fragments [...]

Scientists Complete Korean-Specific Reference Genome

Scientists Complete Korean-Specific Reference Genome

ULSAN, South Korea, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – UNIST’s Genomics Institute unveiled Thursday a reference genome specific to Koreans, entitled KOREF (Korean Reference). A reference genome is a genomic database that represents an example of a species’ set of genes, which allows for genetic analysis related to diseases and the development of new drugs. According [...]