NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Osmetech said today that it will adapt a Qiagen respiratory viral test for use on its eSensor XT-8 molecular diagnostics system.
 
Qiagen will supply Osmetech with its QIAplex-based reagents for the multiplex amplification of the most common viruses associated with respiratory infections. UK-based Osmetech said that it will develop an in vitro diagnostic test for use on its molecular diagnostics platform and submit the test for US Food and Drug Administration clearance.
 

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