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News on mass spectrometry technology and applications in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The company's RT-PCR/MALDI-TOF test comprises five assays designed to detect the N, ORF1, and ORF1ab regions of the SARS-CoV-2 genome.

Shares of the Boulder, Colorado-based firm will begin trading on the Nasdaq today under ticker symbol "BDSX" at $18 per share.

Driven by potential advantages like high throughput, a number of groups have pursued mass spec-based tests, but assay performance has hindered these efforts.

The tests are designed to detect viral nucleic acid in various respiratory specimens including nasal swabs, nasal aspirate, and bronchoalveolar lavage.

The tests use a range of different specimens including self-collected nasal swabs, bronchoalveolar lavage, sputum, and nasopharyngeal washes.