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UK researchers said they are developing a commercial test that could enable sensitive detection of tuberculosis DNA in blood and provide an option to broaden screening. 

At constant exchange rates, diagnostics revenues were up 2 percent, primarily due to the immunodiagnostics business.

The test is designed to detect clinically relevant pathogens and markers of antibiotic resistance from bronchoalveolar lavage specimens.

The Division of Antiviral products has laid out nonbinding recommendations about the acceptable NGS platforms and the kinds of information it's looking for.

The Dublin, Ireland-based company plans to launch its new instrument by the end of 2021 and will pursue CLIA waiver in the US.

Danaher's life sciences revenues grew 6 percent, while its diagnostics revenues rose nearly 5 percent, including an increase of more than 20 percent at Cepheid.

Nationwide Labs will use the PathogenDx array system for rapid strain identification of skin and foot fungi.

The firm said that its molecular diagnostics sales growth in the quarter was negatively impacted by non-governmental organization purchasing patterns in Africa.

The test could potentially enable labs to bring resistance testing in house, rather than send testing out to Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory.

The iC-GN Assay detects target DNA and identifies gram-negative organisms associated with gram-negative bacteremia, and three antibiotic-resistance markers. 

The latest NYS Department of Health approval expands the company's CT/NG testing to samples from multiple relevant body sites.

The award will help fund development of the firm's "ksim" algorithm to determine infection relatedness in suspected hospital-acquired infection outbreaks.

One BioMed was spun out of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology, and Research to  develop a point-of-care diagnostic platform for infectious disease.

Nasdaq told the company that its shares have failed to meet a minimum $1 per share closing price for 30 consecutive days and may face delisting action.

The project, called Seq&Treat, will be implemented in Brazil, China, Georgia, India, and South Africa starting in October.

Zef Scientific will distribute PathogenDx's molecular pathogen detection platform for cannabis, hemp, agriculture, and food safety applications.

The test uses unique PCR chemistries as well as a streamlined sample prep method to detect resistance mutations without DNA extraction.

The firm said its assay is a real-time qPCR test for the direct detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus DNA in nasal swabs.

The firm's CEO said it is continuing to develop its distributor network to make its tests available in centralized and decentralized settings globally.

iCubate said that it now has a comprehensive solution within European markets for the detection of bloodstream bacteria and important resistance markers.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more people get sick and die from drug-resistant germs than previously thought, the Washington Post reports.

According to the Associated Press, three universities and a healthcare institution are sharing a gift of $1 billion.

New rules seek to limit the type of scientific and medical research that can be used to guide public health regulations, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: FreeHi-C approach simulates Hi-C data from interacting genome fragments, and more.