NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Immucor announced after the close of the market Tuesday that a US Food and Drug Administration committee has recommended that its platform for human erythrocyte antigen typing be cleared for clinical use.

The FDA's Blood Products Advisory Committee decided that Immucor's HEA Molecular BeadChip is "safe and effective" for typing HEA phenotypes in 35 blood group systems, the Norcross, Ga.-based company said.

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