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The Logix Smart Coronavirus COVID-19 test can now be sold as an IVD in markets that accept CE-marking as valid regulatory approval, the company said.

Qiagen, which is also developing a single-plex qRT-PCR assay for 2019-nCoV, said it will have a syndromic panel including targets for the virus ready this month.

Researchers at RMIT University have described collecting bronchial brushings as part of a molecular approach that may enable diagnosing lung cancer patients and guiding therapies.

The firm has partnered with the University of Surrey to validate and potentially commercialize a test that detects mRNA biomarkers from patient urine samples.

Running on the Biocartis Idylla platform, Immunexpress' Septicyte test will detect sepsis in patients in as little as an hour.

Biocartis will help develop and commercialize Immunexpress' Septicyte test to run on the Idylla platform.

The test, miRpredX 31-3p, is a positive theranostic test that quantifies the expression of miR-31-3p in FFPE using RT-qPCR technology. 

Among its business highlights for the quarter, the firm established coverage for the Afirma genomic sequencing classifier by all major insurance plans.

The assay is based on real-time reverse transcriptase PCR that will identify Zika in human serum or urine.