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More than one-fifth of the companies listed on the BioCommerce Week Index have joined an international coalition that aims to curb plans by the US Food and Drug Administration to regulate certain homebrew diagnostics ordinarily monitored by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments.
 

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