NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Alere said today that it has received US Food and Drug Administration Clearance for the Alere i Influenza A&B test.

According to Alere, the new assay is the only molecular test to detect and differentiate influenza A and B virus in less than 15 minutes. The test uses Alere's proprietary "Molecular. In Minutes" (MIM) isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology, which unlike PCR does not require thermal cycling or DNA purification, thus reducing time to result.

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