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The deal covers SpeeDx's ResistancePlus and PlexPCR product lines, which include tests for sexually transmitted infections and antibiotic resistance.

Linear Diagnostics, which recently raised £800,000, is also seeking partners to help it market its test platform worldwide. 

The firm said it is developing a rapid test for chlamydia and gonorrhea that will be able to detect multiple infections in the same sample in around 15 minutes.

Roche Diagnostics obtained a claim expansion for its Cobas CT/NG assay, which uses real-time PCR to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA.

The company said the improvements it has made to its business during the pandemic will translate to significant increases in growth once it ends.

The FDA cleared a CellaVision test that provides differential counts of white blood cells, characterization of red blood cell morphology, and platelet estimations.

Following FDA's revocation of the firm's antibody-based test for the coronavirus in June, Chembio is seeking new EUAs for an antibody and antigen test for SARS-CoV-2.

Qiagen has benefited from unexpected tailwinds due to COVID-19 testing and envisions post-pandemic growth with recently acquired NeuMoDx as a key contributor.

Antelope is currently developing a urine-based at-home test for the sexually transmitted infections Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Hologic received clearance for a change to a probe reagent in the Aptima Combo 2 assay to detect variants of Chlamydia trachomatis that have emerged recently.

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