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Cardinal Health to Distribute GenePOC Instrument, Assays in US

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Canadian molecular diagnostics firm GenePOC said today that Cardinal Health will be the exclusive distributor of its revogene instrument and associated assays in the US.

The revogene instrument is a portable, qPCR-based molecular diagnostics instrument that runs point-of-care tests. Earlier this month, the US Food and Drug Administration cleared for marketing the instrument along with the GenePOC GBS LB assay for detecting Group B streptococcus.

"We are confident that this new partnership will support us in making a real difference in the diagnosis of infectious diseases by being closer to the patient," GenePOC CEO Patrice Allibert said in a statement. "We further believe this distribution agreement will pave the way for GenePOC to become a key molecular testing player in the mid-size molecular lab, the satellite lab, and all the way into the point-of-care market."

GenePOC is based in Québec and is part of the Debiopharm Group of companies.