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The Mycartis spinoff is developing a point-of-care device and its first diagnostic test, which will be a urine-based self-test to check for chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Clinical investigators have used Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics' qPCR approach in a study to detect M. tuberculosis DNA in the mouths of people at high risk for subclinical TB.

Enzyre said its platform technology, which requires a small volume of blood, is able to measure up to 12 reactions simultaneously with high sensitivity and specificity.

HalioDx will perform immune biomarker exploratory work for the collaboration, which will focus on defining the profile of responder patients to Tedopi.

The company released data showing that its panel detects early-stage liver cancer with 71 percent sensitivity compared to 25 percent for the standard test.

The platform retained high sensitivity after exposure to plasma for more than one month, opening up a range of potential diagnostic applications, the researchers said.

The results are of interest to drugmakers looking for scalable technology solutions for assessment of PD-L1 for predicting immunotherapy response.

The research team said that its diagnostic biomarkers may help clinicians differentiate a fatal disease for preterm infants from other confounding conditions.

Lexent's NGS assay for monitoring response to treatment and minimal residual disease for solid tumors will eventually run on the Illumina NextSeq 550Dx. 

Newly discovered biomarkers of preterm birth risk — D-lactic acid and TIMP-1 — may lead to a simple ELISA test at the point of care, its developers said.

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