Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Cepheid Gets Canadian Clearance of MRSA/SA Test

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid today said that Canadian regulatory authorities have cleared for marketing the firm’s molecular diagnostic assay for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus aureus in skin and soft tissue infections.
 
The Xpert MRSA/SA SSTI test runs on Cepheid’s GeneXpert System and can provide test results in less than an hour. The firm noted that its test is the first molecular SSTI diagnostic for MRSA and SA to be cleared in Canada.
 
Cepheid received US Food and Drug Administration clearance for the test in September.
 
This is the fifth of Cepheid’s tests to gain Canadian clearance. It also has a MRSA/SA Blood Culture test and Xpert HemosIL test under regulatory review in Canada.
 

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.