Fresh from launching its array-based Prove-it Herpes diagnostic last week, Finnish molecular diagnostics firm Mobidiag said it plans to develop similar tests for sepsis and multiple bacterial infections.
The company said Prove-it Herpes, which tests for eight different human herpes viruses in a single sample, may eventually replace the slower, PCR-based assays currently used in European clinical labs and hospitals. These assays test for a single human herpes virus at a time.

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