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The 45-minute test was developed by BioMérieux subsidiary BioFire Defense and can be used on the company's FilmArray and FilmArray Torch systems.

Test makers are preparing to ramp up production of new SARS-CoV-2 assays and designated testing systems in anticipation of increased demand.

Labrador Diagnostics, a firm controlled by an investment group that acquired Theranos' IP, alleged BioFire's FilmArray products infringe two patents.

BioMérieux had alleged infringement of two of its patents associated with nucleotide sequences to detect HIV-1 subtypes. 

Technology partners on the study include BioMérieux and SkylineDx, as well as Imperial College London's biomedical electronics unit.

Abbott received five separate clearances associated with its i-Stat Chem8+ cartridge running on the company's iStat 1 system.

The researchers are studying use of pharmacy testing to monitor hypertension and cholesterol as well as for detecting and managing various infectious diseases.

In the quarter, the firm entered a partnership with Specific Diagnostics and also submitted an enhanced version of its blood culture ID panel for regulatory clearance.

The new test increases the multiplexing of the sepsis panel from 26 targets to 43 targets, including seven additional resistance genes.

In one of two clearances, Beckman Coulter got the go-ahead to market its Access PCT chemiluminescent immunoassay for measuring levels of procalcitonin.

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