A court in San Diego has stated that part of the suit between Quidel and Beckman is void as a matter of law.
Developers of POC STI platforms and assays said that the tests provide convenience, privacy, and quick results in an area of testing in need of these benefits.
The FDA cleared LabCorp's assay for quantitative determination of total cholesterol, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, and apolipoprotein B.
Abbott said that the next-generation molecular POC assays have also been CLIA waived for use on the Abbott ID NOW instrument, formerly called Alere i.
Some researchers believe that the use of microfluidics in the analysis of exosomes will help clinicians overcome the problem of heterogeneity in cancer cells.
In the study, the POC assay produced a result in 15 minutes with comparable performance to a high-sensitivity laboratory assay in ruling out AMI.
Molecular diagnostics revenues rose 5 percent driven in part by growth in infectious disease testing, a core area of diagnostic market focus for the firm.
The investment bank expects Abbott's Diagnostic division to grow in the mid-single digits driven in part by global launches of its Alinity systems.
The firm is developing tests combining biomarkers and other clinical measures to diagnose and monitor patients and identify those at risk of long-term effects.
Becton Dickinson got clearance for a platform and test for the rapid identification and determination of antimicrobial susceptibility of gram-negative bacteria.