Shares in Cepheid rose 17.8 percent for the five-day trading period ended Tuesday, following last week’s clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration of the firm’s meningitis molecular diagnostic assay. The test is Cepheid’s third molecular diagnostic product cleared by the FDA for sale in the US.
 

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