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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Prodesse has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance to market its real-time PCR-based flu test, the company said yesterday.
 
The firm’s ProFlu Assay is designed to simultaneously detect and differentiate influenza A and B viruses and respiratory syncytial virus, and provides results in around three hours.
 

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