The partners will work together to assess the use of rapid diagnostic tests in decentralized primary healthcare facilities in Malaysia.
The firm's diagnostics division was up 4 percent. Molecular diagnostics grew 7 percent, cytology & perinatal was flat, and blood screening was down 2 percent.
Public sector programs in some low- and middle-income countries will obtain access to Hologic's Panther system through a single, all-inclusive pricing structure.
An RNA test in development that confirms whether a patient has HCV within 40 minutes could enable diagnosis and prescribing treatment during a single office visit.
At least one HIV self-test from a competitor could reach the global market this year. In addition, the company is in the midst of a strategic review.
The company said the disposal of these two businesses is part of a strategy to focus entirely on the molecular diagnostics market.
The company's HIV testing revenues were up 24 percent year over year, while HCV testing revenues plummeted 68 percent.
The agency updated its guidance for samples tested using nucleic acid testing, saying the technology has improved detection for the viruses.
The device is expected to be used with Genedrive's hepatitis C virus assay, which recently received CE-IVD marking.
The alliance follows a marketing deal signed with Sysmex Europe that covers Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.