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The researchers will conduct clinical validation in children suspected of having been exposed to high levels of manganese in Chicago.

The sepsis diagnostics market heated up during the year, with FDA clearances for a handful of tests, growing investor interest, and R&D advances in the field.

Researchers from the University of Illinois said their test may one day enable patients to identify sepsis at home and transmit test results immediately to a physician. 

The test measures quantities of white blood cells and CD64 on the surface of neutrophils, enabling the immune system's response to sepsis to be monitored. 

The company is aiming to uncover the cause of fibromyalgia and to identify new disease-specific genetic biomarkers.