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The firm's Life Sciences segment grew 10 percent year over year during the quarter while its Diagnostics segment was up 4 percent.

Roche plans to establish a CAP/CLIA-certified protocol for the assay and PhoenixMD will further refine its precision for identifying patients who may benefit from its RSK2 inhibitor.

The quantitative immunoassay measures the concentration of a novel antibiotic, plazomicin (Zemdri), using the automated clinical chemistry analyzer Beckman Coulter AU 680.

A tick-borne disease working group recommends the federal government explore using new technologies and repurposing existing ones to improve diagnosis.

The company's $249.8 million in revenues missed the consensus Wall Street estimate, but its loss of $.05 per share beat analysts' average expectation.

The firm missed the Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom lines, and it lowered its EPS and adjusted EPS guidance for full-year 2018.

Chembio's Q3 revenues are expected to rise between 21 and almost 24 percent year over year. It is purchasing OpTricon, which develops handheld analyzers, for $5.5 million.

Becton Dickinson got clearance for a platform and test for the rapid identification and determination of antimicrobial susceptibility of gram-negative bacteria.

The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter and to increase US access to Oxford Immunotec Global's T-Spot.TB tuberculosis test. 

While almost 57,000 labs received Medicare payments for labs performed last year, just three labs received 15 percent of the total Medicare lab payments.

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