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The test could be used in most high-complexity labs because it has been authorized for use with different combinations of frequently used reagents and instruments.  

Company officials credited investments in information technology, as well as R&D for RT-PCR-based tests, with driving up the firm's billable testing numbers.

COVID-19 testing at Frankfurt Airport

Germany's Federal Ministry of Health issued an order last Friday making testing freely available to returning travelers within 72 hours of entering the country.

According to the company, the test has shown to be more sensitive and accurate than a COVID-19 anterior nasal swab test in the firm's EUA validation study.

PharmaCyte licensed the RT-PCR and enhanced fluorescence RT-PCR tests from Hong Kong-based Hai Kang Life.

The firm saw revenues grow 10 percent in Q2, in part driven by PCR-based COVID-19 testing, as it increased production capacity to 10 million tests per week.

About $1.3 billion of revenues, or 19 percent, were related to COVID-19 products and services, and life sciences solutions revenues jumped 52 percent.

Data generated via the platform will be used to inform UK National Health Service policy.

Of the 28 companies in the index, 21 firms saw their stock prices increase throughout the first half of the year, while seven firms' share prices decreased.

Cowen said that Hologic is on track to more than double its Panther system placements to about 500 this year, driven by SARS-CoV-2 test demand.

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