NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) ― Abbott announced today that its pathogen detection platform, Iridica, has obtained CE marking and is now available in Europe and other countries that recognize the CE mark.

The diagnostic platform uses a combination of PCR and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry to amplify and detect pathogens directly from patient samples without the need for culture. It can currently distinguish over 1,000 bacteria, viruses, and fungi, according to a statement, allowing for unbiased screening of patient samples in less than six hours.

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