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The British molecular diagnostics company received a CE-IVD mark for the assay, called BCA-1, in June, and launched the test in October.

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Columbia University found that almost all blood samples from pregnant women tested contained several trophoblasts.

In a proof-of-principle study, Ohio State University researchers compared the nanopore sequencing assay to short-read sequencing and capillary electrophoresis.

The firm has entered the market in Africa with a new collaboration in Ghana. It is also developing instrument-agnostic STI and liquid biopsy tests.

The startup company will use the money to develop its microbial tests and AI-based software for surveillance and prevention of hospital-acquired infections.