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Unlike existing methods for sepsis diagnosis, which rely on the use of a single marker, Mologic's technology is based on six undisclosed markers.

The company said its APAS Independence platform can process 200 culture plates per hour and automatically remove nonsignificant plates from the workflow. 

The blood test screens individual blood donations for four common species of the parasite Babesia, which can cause anemia and other potentially fatal conditions. 

The funding will be used in part for the ongoing commercialization of the company's EarlyCDT Lung test for lung cancer and the development of new tests.

Starting in late 2020, public health insurance is expected to pay for NIPT if a trisomy is suspected and this constitutes an "unacceptable burden" for the pregnant woman.

An investigator for the study said that the sensing platform correctly identified all of the patients that were non-responders to anti-PD-1 immunotherapies.

Startup BioLizard will develop the algorithm to help Novigenix migrate its immuno-transcriptiomic assay for early colorectal cancer detection to a new NGS-based platform.

Under the expanded deal, PredictImmune will have first right of refusal on technologies for predicting disease outcome for systemic lupus erythematosus.

The company's commercial testing continues to focus on patients with identified lung nodules, but the new data is the strongest yet to support a shift to upfront cancer detection.

The firm said that investigators will evaluate the clinical benefit of its assay using blood samples from a clinical trial for women with metastatic hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.

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