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The test could potentially enable labs to bring resistance testing in house, rather than send testing out to Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory.

The project, called Seq&Treat, will be implemented in Brazil, China, Georgia, India, and South Africa starting in October.

The closure has no impact on the firm's other Los Gatos location, the original home of GeneWeave Biosciences, which Roche acquired in 2015 for up to $425 million.

The test is the fourth assay on the firm's Revogene system and it detects five common genetic causes of drug resistance.

A display at a booth at ECCMID where antimicrobial resistance was a major theme.

Industry executives said that clinical needs associated with antimicrobial resistance and sepsis are generating more interest in AST technologies.

The PCR-based Carba assay is designed to detect and differentiate bacterial gene sequences that are associated with resistance to carbapenem antibiotics.

The funds will be used to support development and early marketing of a rapid test system for antibiotic resistance targeting patients with suspected sepsis.

The new center will focus on liquid biopsy technologies for tracking treatment response and for monitoring patients with minimal residual disease.

The study authors said that many cases of drug resistance remained undetected due to inaccurate tests, resulting in more deaths from incorrect treatment. 

The institutes will send patients samples to Resolution Bioscience, which will sequence circulating tumor DNA to identify the genetic causes of drug resistance.

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