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Cepheid Finds Bug in SmartCycler Diagnostic Software

NEW YORK, July 25 (GenomeWeb News) - Cepheid has found a software "bug" in diagnostic software used with its SmartCycler system, the company said today.


Cepheid said it has already notified users of a "simple work-around" that solves the problem and will provide customers with software that identifies runs affected by the bug, as well as replacement software. Neither its SmartCycler life science research software nor its GeneXpert software are affected by the problem, the company said.

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