The portable, battery-operated system will be an interim solution for decentralized testing in places where power may be unreliable.
The 20-gene assay, which BioMérieux will develop on the BioFire FilmArray platform, distinguishes active TB from latent TB, viral, and bacterial infections.
At the recent CVS, the two large health systems described introducing Cepheid platforms for flu testing across rural and satellite locations.
Using a protocol developed at the University of Oxford, the researchers hope that nanopore sequencing can aid diagnosis and drug resistance profiling in remote areas.
The firm said that sales growth was impacted by immigration headwinds, severe winter weather in the US, and unfavorable order timing in Asia.
The medium has been cleared for transporting samples potentially containing flu A and tuberculosis.
The exclusive two-way licensing deal also allows Akonni to commercialize Righton's molecular diagnostic tests outside of China.
The researchers said that their reagent, which makes TB cells emit light, could be integrated into slide-and-microscope testing platforms.
Prompted by an FDA letter requesting additional clinical testing, the firm expects to shut down its development of a babesia blood-donor screening assay.
The new funding will be used to develop a sample preparation module to concentrate bacteria and increase test sensitivity.