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The Israeli firm recently announced the results of a multicenter study of its Bladder EpiCheck test in addition to netting €2.5 million in EU funding to develop a lung cancer assay.

With the partnership, Beckman will this month launch the iQ Urinalysis Workcell in the US. The workcell consists of an automated urine analyzer from each company.

Having achieved CE marking, the new OLO system has launched in Europe and non-US countries, while the company is conducting studies necessary for US FDA clearance.

The Dutch multinational is now on track to introduce a kitted version of the assay, which can be run on standard quantitative PCR equipment, by the end of the year.

The firm is positioning the technology, called Morffi, for use in lateral flow immunoassays, particularly in infectious disease diagnostics, such as influenza tests.

With European Union funds, the firm is accelerating its go-to-market strategy for the PrePsia four-metabolite, mass spec-based blood test for preterm preeclampsia.

PredictImmune's test relies on a 16-marker panel run using quantitative PCR to stratify Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients according to the severity of their illnesses.

The Dublin-based company also aims to raise up to €5 million this year to support additions to its R&D and sales and marketing teams.

The company claims its test can detect the Lyme-linked chemokine CXCL13 in human cerebrospinal fluid within 20 minutes.

The company cites flexibility and ease of use as its main selling points, and is partnering with IVD firms like Randox and R-Biopharm on assay development.

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