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Shares jumped nearly 90 percent today after the firm said this morning that it has commercially launched its Target Selector NGS Lung Panel assay.

Hologic Introduces Upgrades to Panther MDx System, Touting Scalability, Flexibility

The upgrades include a method to connect Panther systems to create a higher-throughput system that can be configured to different footprints.

Though the test is already commercially available, the firm met with the FDA last year to discuss plans for a randomized controlled trial to support regulatory approval.

The British molecular diagnostics firm recently completely a redesign of its point-of-care system, called Q-POC, and is planning to seek a CE-IVD mark for the device later this year.

The Polish company recently received 9 million Polish złoty ($2.4 million) from the country's National Center for Research and Development to support its activities.

OraSure CEO Stephen Tang discussed the firm's plans for international expansion, while Meridian CEO Jack Kenny said the firm needs to develop a new MDx platform.

Among the updates provided Wednesday, Quidel's CEO noted the firm's growing presence in point-of-care markets, while PerkinElmer discussed plans for its Vanadis test.


Abbott CEO Miles White is bullish on the firm's Alinity systems, while Quest and LabCorp see acquisitions as the likely result of further PAMA-related cuts.

Siemens Healthineers CEO Bernd Montag talked about the positive impact the firm's Attelica system is having on its revenues, while Bruker discussed plans for the BioTyper platform and assays in the pipeline.

The firm has struggled in the past to convince payors of its test's clinical utility but remains dedicated to convincing the field that Epi proColon can help patients by closing CRC screening gaps.

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