Diagnostics Business, Policy & Funding

Breaking news on life science and diagnostics business, policy, and funding

The firm plans to conduct a prospective trial of a pan cancer assay and aims to bring another assay focused on colorectal cancer through FDA clearance.

The firm said that the assay uses vaginal or rectal swabs to identify Group B Streptococcus DNA in about an hour. It has filed for 510(k) clearance with the US FDA.

The test is designed to detect the presence or absence of the Zika virus in serum or plasma collected alongside urine from patients with suspected infection.

The deal covers Cancer Genetics' microarray-based Tissue of Origin test, which analyzes 2,000 individual tumor genes to help identify a tumor's origin.

Within diagnostics, Beckman Coulter saw core revenue growth in the low-single digits, while Cepheid was up in the double digits for the quarter.