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The assay should have a CE-IVD mark by November and will serve the Finnish molecular diagnostics firm's growing European client base.

Both RT-PCR tests are for the simultaneous qualitative detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2, influenza A, and influenza B from throat swab samples.

The firm launched a CE-IVD marked test for extremely drug-resistant TB and expects to incorporate the multiplexing technology in other assays.

The PCR tests are being requested more often during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic to rule out patients with other viral respiratory conditions.

The 45-minute test was developed by BioMérieux subsidiary BioFire Defense and can be used on the company's FilmArray and FilmArray Torch systems.

Labrador Diagnostics, a firm controlled by an investment group that acquired Theranos' IP, alleged BioFire's FilmArray products infringe two patents.

Technology partners on the study include BioMérieux and SkylineDx, as well as Imperial College London's biomedical electronics unit.

The company announced the launch of the new products in the US and Europe as part of a product portfolio it has named Panther Scalable Solutions.

Perceptive Advisors led the round, joined by new and existing investors. ArcherDx will use the proceeds to launch a companion diagnostic and expand globally.

The firm will use the new funds to accelerate development of products, expand partnerships, and support commercialization of its two multiplex panels.

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