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The company said it expects to launch the Verigene II system with respiratory and gastrointestinal assays in the middle of this year.

The Shenzhen Mammoth Public Welfare Foundation, which BGI sponsors, has also raised funding to purchase PCR and automate sample preparation instruments.

While it continues to seek investments, the firm is also making preparations for an initial public offering on the Nasdaq First North exchange.

Startup BioLizard will develop the algorithm to help Novigenix migrate its immuno-transcriptiomic assay for early colorectal cancer detection to a new NGS-based platform.

UK researchers said they are developing a commercial test that could enable sensitive detection of tuberculosis DNA in blood and provide an option to broaden screening. 

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

The enteric panel detects the viral cause of infectious diarrhea symptoms including norovirus, rotavirus, adenovirus, human astrovirus, and sapovirus.

Precipio said that its ICE COLD-PCR reagents will be sold with PerkinElmer's DNA/RNA extraction and isolation products.

The company had been warned in March that it failed to meet a listing requirement calling for a minimum $1 per share closing price of its common stock.

Clinical research has shown that the assay exhibited 100 percent sensitivity compared to culture-based testing methods, Hologic said.

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