NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Gen-Probe’s Procleix Ultrio assay to screen donated blood for hepatitis B, the company said Wednesday.
 
GenProbe said the FDA's approval triggers a $10 million milestone payment from the Novartis subsidiary Chiron, which is the test’s worldwide distributor.
 

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