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The real-time PCR-based test runs on the BD Max system and comes in a single tube that snaps into the BD MAX extraction cartridge.

The test runs on the company's Solana instrument, which can process up to 12 patient samples in a 45-minute run.

The investment bank said it has heard positive feedback from early adopters in Europe of GenMark's ePlex system and respiratory panel.

The Alere flu test detected fewer cases of influenza A in a recent study, which researchers attributed to low viral loads.

Although the financial filing sheds increased light on Alere's business, the company is asking for an extension to file its second quarter financial statements.

The PCR-based assays run on the company's Aries system, which itself received FDA clearance in October 2015.

The point-of-care test detects and distinguishes influenza A and B as well as respiratory syncytial virus in about 20 minutes.

The company will soon submit its ePlex instrument and respiratory pathogen panel for US Food and Drug Administration clearance.

The firm recently made strategic hires with commercialization experience in anticipation of bringing its handheld point-of-care device to market. 

The firm received CLIA waiver of a strep A assay on its Liat platform yesterday, and a favorable evaluation of its influenza A/B assay was published last week.

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