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Within the diagnostics business, Abbott's core laboratory sales grew 4 percent but its other diagnostic segments were down year over year.

Abbott said that the MDx platform offers a number of initial assays, including tests for HIV-1, HBV, and HCV, among others.

The Polish company recently received 9 million Polish złoty ($2.4 million) from the country's National Center for Research and Development to support its activities.

Alere rapid diagnostics revenues were $548 million in the quarter, driven by infectious disease and cardiometabolic testing product sales.

Abbott said that the next-generation molecular POC assays have also been CLIA waived for use on the Abbott ID NOW instrument, formerly called Alere i.

Molecular diagnostics revenues rose 5 percent driven in part by growth in infectious disease testing, a core area of diagnostic market focus for the firm.

Qiagen's partnership and merger agreement with NeuMoDx may help it compete with high-volume molecular testing vendors such as Abbott, Hologic, and Roche.

Abbott confirmed that the move is a consequence of TwistDx evaluating its operations and strategic direction to align operations and commercial needs.

Several companies will receive grants to develop hepatitis C molecular point-of-care and core antigen diagnostic assays.

This drug is the first FDA-approved IDH1 inhibitor and will be used to treat adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia.

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