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The kit, developed by BGI Patho-Genesis Pharmaceutical Technology, is designed to construct a metagenomic sequencing library directly from clinical samples.
Two new grants are helping the company develop its SHERLOCK and INSPECTR technologies as the basis for creating innovative diagnostics.
The Branford, Connecticut-based startup plans to seek US Food and Drug Administration clearance for and launch its instrument and first assays in 2021.
Nationwide Labs will use the PathogenDx array system for rapid strain identification of skin and foot fungi.
Industry executives said that clinical needs associated with antimicrobial resistance and sepsis are generating more interest in AST technologies.
Sona said it manufactures gold nanorods that could be integrated into the multiplexed lateral flow assays that Olm Diagnostics is developing.
The firm hopes to seek 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its combined identification and antimicrobial sensitivity test by the end of 2019.
The company beat the consensus Wall Street estimate on the top line but missed it on the bottom line. It placed 39 net new ePlex analyzer during the quarter.
The test runs on the GeneSTAT system, and has demonstrated 100 percent sensitivity, 99.6 percent specificity, and 100 percent reproducibility.
Researchers found that 98 percent of the identifications the system provided were correct, indicating the usefulness of the platform in clinical mycology.