This article has been updated from a version posted Jan. 10 to reflect the fact that Luminex has gained clearance for its gastrointestinal panel.

Luminex this week said that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared its xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel for marketing in the US.

The clearance follows comments made last week at the JP Morgan Healthcare conference in San Francisco by CEO Patrick Balthrop, who told investors that the company expected clearance within a month.

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