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The firm said that its panel enables receipt of results for life-threatening conditions, such as sepsis and bacteremia, within about 11 minutes at the point of care.

The tubes and collection kits meet the requirements of the European In-Vitro Diagnostic Devices Directive, and the company can now commercialize the devices throughout Europe.

Akadeum is currently developing a tool that involves microbubbles to deplete background molecules from circulating tumor cells in liquid biopsies.

The  firm will use the net proceeds for research and development, marketing, and general corporate purposes to help commercialize its LX Analyzer technology.

The development team said a protein biomarker platform they are developing may differentiate Lyme from other conditions in doctors' offices.

The partners will use Biolidics' circulating tumor cell retrieval system to evaluate the cells' utility as biomarkers of patient response to cancer treatment.

Among the claims, NeuMoDx has alleged that BD was kept up to date on the firm's technology as it was developed and that one of the patents was duplicitously expanded by BD.

The research team said its nanofluidic system increased the proportion of nucleic acid and protein disease biomarkers a billionfold prior to detection.

The complaint alleges that NeuMoDx is willfully infringing on six BD-held patents, and demands injunctive relief, damages, and a jury trial.

The microfluidic immunoassay uses spectrometry and a lateral flow method to diagnose the "very large global health problem" in about 20 minutes.

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