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The firm said that its newly CE-marked test for intestinal infections is suitable for use in laboratories and hospitals, and provides results in 90 minutes.

The FDA-cleared panel includes tests for salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Shigella, Campylobacter, and Cryptosporidium.

Progenity gains 137 granted patents and 15 pending applications in the US, Europe, China, and Japan in the deal. 

The San Francisco-based microbial genomics firm will sell off its product lines, testing labs, IP, and data within the next three months.

Nestlé Health said that employees of Prometheus are becoming employees of Precision IBD, with the exception of those working in its point-of-care diagnostic business.

Israel-based software company Medial EarlySign will work with Geisinger's innovation center to develop technologies to predict lower GI and other "high-burden" diseases.

An increased blood-to-stool ratio in the concentration of bacterial short-chain fatty acids marked higher permeability in the intestinal wall.

Applied BioCode said that it now has access to higher volume laboratories that use the Roche MagNa Pure 96 System for sample extraction.

By examining metagenomic data of bacterial species in a patient's gut, the researchers aim to improve diagnosis and long-term nutritional intervention and treatment.

The microfluidic immunoassay uses spectrometry and a lateral flow method to diagnose the "very large global health problem" in about 20 minutes.

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