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The companies will combine their respective technologies to develop mass spectrometry-based proteomics assays for adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Beckman Coulter got regulatory clearance for three in vitro diagnostic products, including its DxH 520 hematology analyzer for low-volume clinical labs.

BioMérieux received clearance for its Vitek 2 gram-negative susceptibility card as a test used to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility of certain aerobic bacilli.

The NGS assay is designed to help physicians to identify non-small cell lung cancer patients who may benefit from eight targeted therapies.

Under the terms of the agreement, Yourgene will offer its NIPT products on Thermo's NGS instruments in Southeast Asia and pay off its debts to Thermo.

The FDA also cleared a 23andMe genetic health risk report for a syndrome associated with a higher risk of developing hereditary colorectal cancer.

The test showed 90 percent sensitivity and 75 percent specificity in a 250-patient blinded study, even without the addition of clinical risk information.

In 2018 Thermo Fisher posted $24.36 billion in revenues, up 16 percent from $20.92 billion in 2017 and beating the consensus analyst estimate of $24.08 billion.

The business is part of Thermo Fisher's Specialty Diagnostics segment and generates about $350 million in revenues annually.

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