Researchers sequenced samples from children with eczema and found that one S. aureus strain dominates during severe disease flares, though it varies by patient.
The test, which simultaneously detects MRSA and Staphylococcus aureus, is designed to run on the company's Liat PCR point-of-care platform.
The researchers found that Cepheid's Xpert HCV viral load assay used at the point of care performed at levels comparable to a laboratory test.
With CE marking for the gram-positive and gram-negative panels, the firm has achieved the designation for its family of three ePlex bloodstream infection assays.
The firm said that its Panther Fusion system expands molecular testing capabilities, and increases productivity and flexibility for labs.
Researchers are working with the Australian Ministry of Health to commercialize a diagnostic test that employs the biomarker and could be available within two to five years.
The firm's real-time PCR assay for rapid detection and differentiation of novovirus genogroup I and II runs on the Aries sample-to-answer system.
The firm said that the RealTime CMV test is the only commercially available cytomegalovirus that can amplify two select regions of the CMV genome.
The test, designed to simultaneously detect diarrhea-causing enteric viruses using DNA extracted from a stool sample, includes norovirus GI, norovirus GII, and others.
A UK-led international consortium is sequencing tuberculosis genomes and cataloguing drug resistance mutations to enable more rapid NGS-based diagnostics.
Nasdaq told the firm on Tuesday that its shares failed to maintain a minimum bid price of $1 per share for at least 30 consecutive trading days.
The test is the first to be approved for the company's second-generation molecular detection system, but can also be run using the first-generation system alongside other existing assays.
The agreement with Mexico's agriculture department covers studies to evaluate molecular detection assays for bovine TB, as well as studies on zoonotic TB diagnosis.
The Aptima HSV 1 & 2 nucleic acid amplification test qualitatively detects and differentiates between HSV-1 and HSV-2 on the automated Panther system.
Euroimmun is a global leader in autoimmune testing and an emerging force in infectious disease and allergy testing, according to PerkinElmer.
Following treated leprosy patients, researchers saw three cases of recurrence that were classified as re-infection or relapse cases with genome sequences.
An OpenArray panel designed to simultaneously test for 17 viruses and 13 bacteria and protozoa was able to detect pathogens from human blood donor samples with an accuracy of about 95 percent.
The firm will encounter stiff competition, particularly from BioMérieux and Luminex, but there are untapped opportunities for adoption, according to industry analysts.
After announcing a $65 million public offering on Monday to fund commercialization efforts, the firm has increased the expected proceeds to $75 million.
Under the terms of the deal, Siemens will expand its kPCR Molecular System menu to include Fast-track's range of tests covering several medical conditions.
CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees it as opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.
Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.
Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.
In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.