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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.
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.
A South African university has told the Wellcome Sanger Institute to return DNA samples it has from indigenous African communities, The Times reports.
The University of California, Berkeley's Rasmus Nielsen and Xinzhu Wei have retracted their CCR5 gene paper due to a technical artifact.
University of Virginia researchers are exploring a genetic risk test to gauge type 1 diabetes risk, NPR reports.
In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.