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The Ottawa-based molecular diagnostics maker also plans to enter applied markets in the near term, and ultimately point-of-care infectious disease testing.

The Finnish biotechnology firm also announced plans to raise up to €80 million in the coming year.

The researchers said the test performed well in distinguishing patients with or without complications and proved itself better than frequently used clinical variables.

Agilent has partnered with the National University of Singapore and National University Hospital to establish the S$38 million ($27.4 million) research and development facility in Singapore.

The merger is aimed at expanding Salveo’s diagnostics capabilities and improving communication with providers and patients.

Ortho's assay, which aids in quickly and accurately diagnosing heart attacks, runs on its new Vitros XT 7600 Integrated System, among other Ortho systems.

The guidelines provide recommendations for what CYP2C9 variant alleles should be included in clinical pharmacogenomic tests assessing that gene.

Researchers reported that elevated high-sensitivity troponin I is strongly associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease in some populations.

The test can be used to rapidly and accurately identify patients suffering from heart attacks, and to help identify low-risk patients who may be safely discharged, the firm said.

Individuals identified as needing homozygous FH evaluation will receive confirmatory genetic testing from Invitae and genetic counseling from Genome Medical.

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