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The new factory will be the company’s first in vitro diagnostic reagent plant in the Asia Pacific region, producing clinical chemistry and immunoassay reagents.

The companies plan to enable at-home testing by integrating Siemens Healthineers' urinalysis reagents into Healthy.io’s smartphone-based urinalysis system.

Some researchers believe that the use of microfluidics in the analysis of exosomes will help clinicians overcome the problem of heterogeneity in cancer cells.

Becton Dickinson got clearance for a platform and test for the rapid identification and determination of antimicrobial susceptibility of gram-negative bacteria.

Siemens' Atellica BRAHMS PCT assay received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration on July 16, which the company announced in August.

The test uses the same blood draw of a routine health exam and was designed to be unaffected biotin, a vitamin supplement that may skew some lab test results.

Companies said at AACC that as labs grow larger, they see growth in demand for integrated, modular systems that help customers manage complexity and costs.

Siemens Healthineers received FDA clearances for several assays, including separate allowances for tests using hemoglobin A1c, troponin I, and procalcitonin biomarkers.

The company was encouraged by the clinical use of the existing handheld instrument in hospitals and soon plans to launch it with a broader menu, it said at AACC.

The Atellica assay's capability to assist with antibiotic therapy decisions can help address the rising problem of antibiotic resistance, Siemens said.

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