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The agency cleared two Roche tests that run on its Cobas systems. One does Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae testing and the other does hematology testing.

A brief recap of Diagnostics news the week of Ma4r 23, 2018: Bruker, T2 Biosystems, Philips, Meridian Bioscience, Agilent, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, Becton Dickinson, Strata Oncology.

BD and the FDA said that a chemical called thiuram found in certain BD blood collection tubes may render results from Magellan's LeadCare blood lead tests inaccurate.

Among companies whose tests were greenlighted by the FDA last month, Quidel received clearances for a test to detect and differentiate influenza types A and B, and for a separate test for Lyme disease.

The PAXgene Blood ccfDNA tube enables clinical laboratories to stabilize samples when they cannot be processed on the day they were collected.

BD alleges Cytek hired away former BD employees to develop flow cytometry products to compete against BD.

The test runs on the BD Viper LT system and detects 14 high-risk types of human papilloma virus.

Alere received FDA 510(k) clearances for four tests, including those for influenza A and B, strep A, and RNA-based respiratory syncytial virus.

The firm saw revenue growth across all segments, with diagnostic systems revenues increasing 14 percent.

The BD MAX Check-Points CPO assay detects common carbapenemase-producing organisms in less than 2.5 hours.

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