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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.

The firm is also targeting a new market for oral fluid-based tests for drugs of abuse, projecting future growth due to new federal regulations.

OraSure will purchase Houston-based Diversigen, a microbiome and metagenomics consulting, sequencing, and data analysis service provider.

It is the first time that the agency has authorized for marketing a next-generation sequencing test for HIV-1 resistance, the FDA noted.

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