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The firm's molecular assay directly detects varicella-zoster virus DNA from a patient's cerebrospinal fluid and provides results in about one hour.
Qiagen's partnership and merger agreement with NeuMoDx may help it compete with high-volume molecular testing vendors such as Abbott, Hologic, and Roche.
Testing with Cepheid's molecular TB assay can shorten the amount of time suspected patients need to be isolated and save thousands of dollars per patient.
Bruker plans to acquire an 80 percent stake in Hain, which has capabilities in tuberculosis and mycobacteria testing as well as virology and human genetics.
The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based firm will compete with a few well-established players offering systems that can run in vitro diagnostic tests as well as lab-developed tests.
The Israeli firm recently announced the results of a multicenter study of its Bladder EpiCheck test in addition to netting €2.5 million in EU funding to develop a lung cancer assay.
The San Diego-based company is ramping up efforts to market its handheld molecular influenza test in anticipation of the upcoming flu season.
The Cobas HPV Test is now approved for use as a primary screening test with BD's SurePath and Hologic's ThinPrep PreservCyt Solution.
The system is for high-throughput testing in central labs and the firm plans additional assays for infectious and sexually transmitted diseases.
FIND is granting an award to Altona Dx, Cepheid, and the Bernhard Nocht Institute to develop an assay for Lassa virus. It also signed an MOU with the UK government to combat antimicrobial resistance.