diagnostic developer

In a newly published study, an algorithm developed at NIH shows promise for improving early detection of cervical cancer in low-resource areas, where 80 percent of cases occur.

The company published data from a 1,102-patient trial that found that amino acid markers could be useful for diagnosing the condition in a subset of patients.

Inspired by the electronic breadboards used to prototype electronic devices, the system is meant to enable flexible and inexpensive design of clinical tests.

The study found the test could distinguish between a viral and a bacterial infection with 94.3 percent specificity and 93.5 percent sensitivity.

The firm expects to build out a menu for the reader, which will automate results reporting for colorimetric- and fluorescence-based tests.

The company has also developed two liquid biopsy cancer test, Liquid GPS Core for DNA and Liquid GPS Expression for RNA.

The companion diagnostic will leverage ArcherDx's Anchored Multiplex PCR technology, Illumina's MiSdqDx sequencer, and Archer Analysis bioinformatics software.