influenza

The firm’s test for detecting flu and differentiating between subtypes A and B is being launched in Europe, Asia, and South America.

The award comes after DNAe completed the first phase of a contract valued at up to $51.9 million, which BARDA initiated in September 2016.

Abbott said that the next-generation molecular POC assays have also been CLIA waived for use on the Abbott ID NOW instrument, formerly called Alere i.

Becton Dickinson got clearance for a platform and test for the rapid identification and determination of antimicrobial susceptibility of gram-negative bacteria.

The university health system said that it reduced incorrectly prescribed antiviral prescriptions by almost 11 percent at the sites where it installed the Roche Cobas Liat PCR test platform.

The San Diego-based company is ramping up efforts to market its handheld molecular influenza test in anticipation of the upcoming flu season.

The test, which uses automated reverse-transcription real-time PCR, expands the firm's menu of CLIA-waived tests for use in near-patient and point-of-care settings.

Diassess said that the funds will accelerate development of a flu test for use in the clinic and sustain development of another flu test for use in the home.

The firm anticipates that the award will accelerate the development of its over-the-counter and professional-use influenza and multiplex respiratory pathogen tests. 

The Fusion module is an in-lab upgrade to Hologic's Panther instrument, which enables labs to extend the testing capabilities of their existing Panther. 

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