Within Diagnostics, year-over-year core laboratory Q3 revenues rose 8 percent to $1.18 billion but molecular diagnostics revenues fell 8 percent to $111 million.
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In US influenza testing, providers see growth in placements within hospital emergency departments, physicians' offices, urgent care centers, and retail clinics.
The firm said that its molecular diagnostics sales growth in the quarter was negatively impacted by non-governmental organization purchasing patterns in Africa.
The company's patent related to labeled nucleotides for use as diagnostic tools and as therapeutic agents has been invalidated.
The firm said that its nucleic acid amplification test provides viral load measurements of HIV type 1 groups M/N and O, and HIV-2 within 70 minutes
The firm said its new molecular platform, which offers random-access testing, high throughput, and a broad menu has the potential to replace multiple instruments in molecular labs.
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.
GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.
A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.
Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.
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