NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Biocartis and Microbiome recently announced a worldwide collaboration to develop an integrated multiplex, real-time PCR-based assay for the rapid detection of bloodstream infections. 

Under the terms of the deal, Microbiome's PCR assay for identifying sepsis-causing microorganisms will be further developed as an integrated multiplex, real-time PCR assay on Biocartis' Idylla platform for use in conjunction with the Belgian firm's Idylla Enrich platform, currently under development. 

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