Respiratory

News on diagnostics for respiratory pathogens, including influenza, coronavirus, and more.

The BioFire FilmArray Pneumonia Panel was cleared by the FDA while the BioFire FilmArray Pneumonia Panel Plus was CE marked.

The drug-device combination measures activity of live organisms by detecting metabolites, and can be used to indicate virulence and guide treatment. 

Developers claim the immunochromatographic assay has advantages over other tests on the market for diagnosing TB in HIV patients, as well as the conventional approach.

The three-year extension increases the minimum purchase commitments for the Unyvero system, resulting in an increase in potential revenues of €30 million to Curetis.

Smaller multiplex molecular panels of five or fewer targets will be covered, while a determination of gastrointestinal panel coverage is expected soon.