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Droplet digital PCR tests for SARS-CoV-2 can potentially detect the very low viral loads seen in asymptomatic and convalescent cases.
The technology uses single-cell droplet digital PCR to analyze maternal blood cell populations that have been enriched for fetal cells by MACS.
On Monday Qiagen reiterated its preliminary 2019 earnings figures and addressed an investor's wrath, while Guardant Health highlighted its cancer testing plans.
The firm saw modest growth across both of its business segments and double-digit growth in its droplet digital PCR product line.
The life science segment saw strong sales in Droplet Digital PCR offset by sales the firm's process media product line.
Bio-Rad also disclosed during an earnings call that it acquired an undisclosed company that will expand its genomic reagents product portfolio.
Researchers at RMIT University have described collecting bronchial brushings as part of a molecular approach that may enable diagnosing lung cancer patients and guiding therapies.
The company's full-year revenues rose 6 percent and were slightly higher than the consensus Wall Street estimate.
The firm plans to add more oncology tests, NIPTs and newborn screening assays through in-house development and partnerships with third-party assay makers.
The test is for monitoring treatment response in chronic myeloid leukemia and uses a new Droplet Digital PCR instrument.