NEW YORK, May 17 - Third Wave Technologies said Thursday that California's Kaiser Permanente Regional Laboratory Services signed on as the first health maintenance organization to use the Invader diagnostic system for routine clinical procedures.

"This goes beyond routine testing to being implemented by a large HMO," Lance Fors, CEO of Third Wave, told GenomeWeb.

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The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

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