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The company also reported a jump in its first quarter net loss as operating expenses climbed on higher research and development spending.

The PCR-based test is designed to detect 47 antibiotic resistance genes in less than three hours from bacterial isolates to help guide treatment decisions.

NanoString said this week that it closed its previously announced underwritten public offering of 5.2 million shares of its common stock at $23 per share.

Proceeds will be used for the anticipated regulatory submission of its gene panel test for urinary tract infections and drug resistance, among other things.

In an SEC document, the company said net proceeds are expected to be $5.8 million and will be used to support an anticipated submission to the FDA, among other things.

The company has been gearing up to submit its Acuitas AMR Gene Panel product to the US Food and Drug Administration for regulatory clearance.

In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week, Precipio said that it amended and restated an earlier securities purchase agreement with investors, The amendment enables it to issue up to $1.3 million of additional notes with applicable warrants, based on substantially the same terms and conditions as the notes and warrants granted in connection with the prior securities purchase agreement.

The company said it expects to submit its Acuitas assay for common causes of urinary tract infections to the US Food and Drug Administration early next year.

The firm said it will use the net proceeds for R&D, including the continued development of its Acuitas AMR gene panels and Acuitas Lighthouse software.

The firm anticipates submitting its Acuitas AMR Gene Panel u5.47 for urinary tract infections and antibiotic resistance to US regulators by early next year.

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