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The biomarkers — ubiquitin carboxyl terminal hydrolase-L1 and glial fibrillary acidic protein — can be detected in blood soon after a brain injury.

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.

Abbott said that the MDx platform offers a number of initial assays, including tests for HIV-1, HBV, and HCV, among others.

Regional Medical Laboratory, a commercial reference lab, is using the Alinity next-gen immunoassay system in the face of growing test volumes and a shortage of trained labor.

The Army previously awarded Abbott $11.3 million to develop a TBI test. Abbott has worked with DoD since 2014 to develop tests to help evaluate potential concussions.

The firm said that its rapid flu detection platform helps reduce the subjectivity of interpreting test results and can be used in a broad range of healthcare settings.

DOJ alleges that Arriva offered free upgrades of medically unnecessary glucometers to Medicare beneficiaries, and then billed Medicare for the equipment.

The firm said that the test provides results of HBV status in 15 minutes with high analytical sensitivity, and that testing can be completed while the patient is present.

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.

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