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The two organizations will seek to engage stakeholders worldwide in order to increase demand for and access to HCV diagnostics.

The test completes a suite of assays designed to detect pathogens that can cause sepsis using the firm's ePlex system.

An early user of a new Mycoplasma genitalium and antibiotic resistance test from SpeeDx that uses the Xpert cartridge shared some initial validation data.

The Chinese joint venture aims to develop infectious disease assays based on iCubate's proprietary amplicon-rescued multiplex PCR technology.

Respiratory tract infections, particularly pneumonia, were the most common HAIs, accounting for a quarter of all HAIs in hospitals and a third in long-term care facilities.

Under the terms of the deal, XCR will develop and implement three assays for NeuMoDx's recently launched 288- and 96-sample molecular systems.

The PCR-based Carba assay is designed to detect and differentiate bacterial gene sequences that are associated with resistance to carbapenem antibiotics.

The biological activity sensors in development consist of nanoparticles conjugated with a peptide substrate produce fluorescence in urine associated with immunotherapy response.

VALUE-Dx involves six IVD companies and is being heralded by participants as an opportunity for competitors to work together to improve test adoption.

ArcDia will provide Xinhua its biochemical assay components and R&D services in order to localize the Finnish firm's MariPOC testing platform in China.

The approval advances Chembio’s commercial agreement with Bio-Manguinhos to develop and supply rapid diagnostic tests for Zika, dengue, and chikungunya.

The firm said that its Vitros XT MicroSlides improve lab turnaround time by delivering simultaneous results for pairs of tests that physicians frequently order.

Immunexpress received US clearance for a direct-from-blood sepsis test in 2017 and recently won a contract to commercialize a sample-to-answer sepsis assay.

CEO Yoel Ezra said the firm plans to deploy a prototype in pilot studies next year, and is eyeing opportunities in the US, Europe, India, and the Middle East.

Beckman Coulter got regulatory clearance for three in vitro diagnostic products, including its DxH 520 hematology analyzer for low-volume clinical labs.

The spread of POC testing technology along with changes in state regulations and pharmacist education are driving an increase in pharmacist-administered testing.

The firm has expansive plans, including a possible launch of 40 different types of tests. It currently plans to launch a liver function test in the US this summer.

The funds will be used to support development and early marketing of a rapid test system for antibiotic resistance targeting patients with suspected sepsis.

Canaccord said Meridian Bioscience's preannounced second quarter top-line miss and expected ongoing weakness in its MDx business were among the reasons for the downgrade.

Value-Dx is being spearheaded by six in vitro diagnostic firms and 20 non-industry partners and will be funded with with €14 million over four years.

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