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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.

The company's first product will use electronic health records, predictive blood-based biomarkers, and other genomic information to guide kidney disease treatment.

MicroMedic's CellDetect assay detects early-stage urothelial bladder cancer in about 20 minutes using a unique plant-based dye.

The 72-SNP score is for men of European ancestry who don't have mutations in high penetrance risk genes or mutations in genes associated with aggressive disease.

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