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The assay was cleared and CLIA-waived for use on Quidel's Sofia 2 instrument for the detection of RSV using nasopharyngeal swab and nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash specimens.

Over the next month the company plans to expand its preconception screening test, which it launched widely earlier this year, by adding about 90 X-linked disorders. 

Researchers are working with the Australian Ministry of Health to commercialize a diagnostic test that employs the biomarker and could be available within two to five years.

Sweden-based Immunovia is preparing to launch its first diagnostic — a liquid biopsy test for pancreatic cancer — in 2018.

The firms will develop tests in the hematology oncology space where detecting large structural variations of the genome is crucial for accurate diagnoses.