In Brief This Week: Luminex; Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, AmpliBio, Advalytix, Implen; Millipore; JCVI, Isilon; DNA Genotek | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Luminex said this week that it has launched its xTAG cystic fibrosis 39 Kit v2 and xTAG Cystic Fibrosis 71 Kit v2 as CE IVD Marked products in Europe. The multiplex tests screen for common CFTR gene mutations and for additional mutations that are typically found in specific ethnic populations.

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