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The 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Listeria monocytogenes is 30 percent faster than the first-generation test.

The RapidHit ID instrument.

The new platform is smaller and less expensive than the company's first-generation forensic DNA platform, processing a single DNA sample in around 70 minutes.

Focus Diagnostics' Simplexa Direct test for herpes simplex viruses 1 & 2 was its first molecular test for the viruses and seventh overall to get FDA clearance.

The test runs on the firm's m2000 PCR platform and is the first on the market to assess resistance to both rifampin and isoniazid.

The investment firm has added the three companies to its US Life Science Tools & Diagnostics coverage while upping Hologic to an Equal Weight rating.

Linear valve arrays
Analysis of nucleic acid amplification curves using wavelet transformation
Detection of nucleic acid amplification products in the presence of an internal control sequence on an immunochromatographic strip
System and methods for making and processing emulsions
Reducing template independent primer extension and threshold time for loop mediated isothermal amplification
Methods and systems for DNA isolation on a microfluidic device

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A former NIH program officer says the Internet has blasted open the door for scientific publications more interested in dollars than quality research.