Infectious Disease

News on research and diagnostic development for pathogenic diseases.

The assay was cleared and CLIA-waived for use on Quidel's Sofia 2 instrument for the detection of RSV using nasopharyngeal swab and nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash specimens.

Researchers are working with the Australian Ministry of Health to commercialize a diagnostic test that employs the biomarker and could be available within two to five years.

The firm's real-time PCR assay for rapid detection and differentiation of novovirus genogroup I and II runs on the Aries sample-to-answer system. 

The firm said that the RealTime CMV test is the only commercially available cytomegalovirus that can amplify two select regions of the CMV genome.

The foundation will provide funding of no more than $20 million over the four-year term of the deal, and no more than $6 million each year.