NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Rheonix will soon begin a clinical trial for a microarray-based test for sexually transmitted infections with the aim of submitting the assay to the US Food and Drug Administration for clearance next year.

President Tony Eisenhut said that the Ithaca, NY-based molecular diagnostics company has used the $14 million it raised last year to finish the development of its EncompassMDx platform and Rheonix CARD cartridges and is now ready to continue on its path to the clinical market with its debut test, dubbed STI Tri-Plex.

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