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The company has developed a proof-of-concept single-pore sensor that it anticipates integrating into a prototype testing platform this year.  

The Cobas Zika test is for use on Roche's Cobas 6800/8800 systems to screen blood donations and detects Zika virus RNA in samples of human plasma.  

The company's Liaison XL Zika assay previously received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA in 2017.

Two new grants are helping the company develop its SHERLOCK and INSPECTR technologies as the basis for creating innovative diagnostics.

The partners plan to validate the accuracy, effectiveness, and clinical implications of Group K's MultiNostic liver function test, which is pending FDA clearance.

The point-of-care diagnostics firm tallied $9.6 million in revenues in the second quarter, besting analysts' consensus estimate of $8.8 million.

The firm said that its multiplex point-of-care test uses 10 microliters of blood from a fingertip and provides quantitative results in about 15 minutes.

The funding will support development of a test for the Zika virus using Ontera's silicon nanopore-based molecular diagnostics platform.

The agency said that it is the first diagnostic test for detecting Zika virus immunoglobulin (IgM) antibodies that it has allowed to be marketed in the US.

The approval advances Chembio’s commercial agreement with Bio-Manguinhos to develop and supply rapid diagnostic tests for Zika, dengue, and chikungunya.

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