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EraGen Gets Nod to Market Five RT-PCR Tests in Canada

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - EraGen Biosciences said today that it has received Health Canada approval to market five quantitative PCR-based in vitro diagnostics in the Canadian market.
 
Health Canada approved the company’s tests for Bordetella pertussis and B. parapertussis; Enterovirus; influenza types A and B; herpes simplex virus 1 and 2; and cytomegalovirus.
 
Madison, Wisc.-based EraGen performs the tests on its MultiCode-RTx real-time PCR system, which the company said “simplifies and enhances” real-time PCR through the use of a synthetic base pair, called isoC and isoG.
 
Irene Hrusovsky, president and chief executive of EraGen, said in a statement that the approvals “reinforce EraGen's commitment to international expansion.”

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