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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.

The firm saw 26 percent growth in molecular biology sales, driven in part by 25 percent sales growth for the BioFire FilmArray product line.

The FDA gave the nod to Shenzhen Bioeasy Biotechnology for two lateral flow immunoassays that provide preliminary results in detecting marijuana in urine. 

Roche Diagnostics got the nod for its Elecsys Anti-HAV II test for the detection of total antibodies ­­— IgG and IgM — to the hepatitis A virus.

Clinical applications grew 11 percent driven by 34 percent growth in the molecular biology segment, including a 31 percent spike in FilmArray product sales.

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