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The Belgian company also provided an update on its flagship PCR analysis software and outlined current and future business endeavors.
The technology works directly from clinical samples and can potentially be multiplexed to detect tens of targets, according to the firm.
The test detects nine organisms considered to be common causes of endometritis, a condition for which no commercial molecular tests are available.
The firm has been placing point-of-care systems primarily in the private sector, but may have increased access once it completes WHO prequalification review.
The test, based on the next generation of a spinning disk platform, detects three enterotoxins and DNA from three enteric pathogens.
The assay was shown to have a simpler workflow and was able to detect mosaicism, with only a slight decrease in sensitivity compared to a lab-developed test.
The new plant will serve as the company's hub for launching multiplexed molecular diagnostic kits for tuberculosis and other infectious disease.
A proof-of-concept version of the method takes less than eight hours to perform ID-AST directly from whole blood.
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 San Diego-based firm's diagnostic system uses spatial thermal cycling and a proprietary liquid metal bath for temperature control for five-minute multiplexed PCR assays.
The Hastings Center's Erik Parens argues in a Scientific American opinion piece that the current pandemic underscores the need to reconsider the hope placed in genomic medicine.
The Los Angeles Times writes that Operation Warp Speed has an ambitious timeline for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australia is launching its trial of preconception carrier testing Tuesday.
In PNAS this week: autosomal genes commonly affected by loss-of-function variants, variants implicated in testis development disorders, and more.