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Developed by the Ragon Institute, the ELISA-based test measures antibodies that bind to the receptor binding domain of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.

Irvine, California-based Fluxergy is working with the MGB Center for COVID Innovation to evaluate the firm's research-use-only COVID-19 testing platform.

The Boston-based firm is developing a bacterial diagnostic platform to detect antibiotic resistance and help guide antibiotic treatment in hospitals. 

The three hospital laboratories' tests are all real-time PCR assays for detecting the virus from nasopharyngeal swabs and bronchoalveolar lavage.

CareDx will use NanoString's new Human Organ Transplant panel to develop HistoMap, a gene expression profiling test to identify allograft rejection.

The award will fund optimization of the Hemopurifier exosome isolator, with an eye towards developing applications in cancer research and clinical care.

The article argues that PRS are bad at identifying those who will develop disease but others say this is the same for widely used risk factors.

The researchers believe using cerebral spinal fluid will enable them to identify brain tumors with a higher sensitivity than with blood samples.

The company's technology uses a drop of blood applied to a biochip to provide a "complete panel" of diagnostic test results within 15 minutes.

Some researchers believe that the use of microfluidics in the analysis of exosomes will help clinicians overcome the problem of heterogeneity in cancer cells.

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