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Infectious Disease

News on research and diagnostic development for pathogenic diseases.

The tests run on the firm's sample-to-result automated molecular diagnostics instruments designed for use by high-volume labs.

Stakeholders discussed last year's decision by Palmetto to deny coverage for large respiratory panels and discussed the way forward for test developers and labs.

SpeeDx said it will work with GlaxoSmithKline on tests to support its antibiotic clinical trials, as well as its new product development efforts.

The firm is developing a portable, rapid MDx platform for infectious disease testing in clinics, and anticipates launching a first product in 2020.

McKesson will be the exclusive distributor of the QiaStat-Dx system in US hospitals with fewer than 200 beds and non-exclusive distributor for future expansion into retail pharmacy clinics.