NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Demand for Luminex'sxTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel continues to increase despite the US Food and Drug Administration's recent clearance of a competitive assay sold by BioMérieux.

In fact, the Austin, Texas-based molecular diagnostics company experienced its greatest amount of GPP sales since the FDA cleared the test early last year, and believes BioMérieux's offering will help to grow the market for multiplex gastrointestinal pathogen testing, rather than siphon off sales, according to Luminex CEO Patrick Balthrop.

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