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BioMérieux had alleged infringement of two of its patents associated with nucleotide sequences to detect HIV-1 subtypes. 

The researchers are studying use of pharmacy testing to monitor hypertension and cholesterol as well as for detecting and managing various infectious diseases.

The firm saw strong increases in international HIV sales of its OraQuick HIV Self-Test product in the quarter.

China remains a key strategic market for Roche, and it said that it has multiple assays for 2019-nCoV coronavirus for research-use only. 

Within diagnostics, the firm posted molecular diagnostics revenues of $178.5 million, up 9 percent from $164.3 million in fiscal Q1 2019.

Natera discussed its cancer and transplant rejection testing businesses, while Exact Sciences explained how it will benefit from its Genomic Health acquisition.

The clearance covers tests made by the firm's joint venture for manufacturing, CoSara Diagnostics, in its facility in Ranoli, India.

The collaboration will align diagnostic placement with treatment capacity for tuberculosis and HIV, among other diseases. 

At Medica, the two firms, whose tests have received WHO prequalification, said their tests were seeing high adoption rates in lower-resource nations.

The study, sponsored by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focused on men who have sex with men and members of their social networks.

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