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The firm said that its molecular diagnostics sales growth in the quarter was negatively impacted by non-governmental organization purchasing patterns in Africa.

Abbott said that its Afinion HbA1c assay used to diagnose diabetes could eventually be made available in physicians' offices through a CLIA waiver.

The firm said that the system's automation and flexibility will help centers be more productive within a testing specialty that can require extensive hands-on time.

Sonic Healthcare sold its 85 percent stake in GLP. Abbott has acquired the remaining 15 percent interest in the German firm and will collaborate with Sonic in the long term.

The company's patent related to labeled nucleotides for use as diagnostic tools and as therapeutic agents has been invalidated.

According to the company, it has shipped more than 1,700 of the IVD analyzer platforms since launching sales globally in 2017.

The test, called Fujifilm SILVAMP TB LAM, was found to be about 30 percent more sensitive than the Alere Determine TB LAM Ag test from Abbott.

After conducting a head-to-head comparison with competing instruments, clinicians selected the Abbott iStat instrument to monitor blood clotting during surgical interventions.

Researchers reported that elevated high-sensitivity troponin I is strongly associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease in some populations.

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