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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.
Public health experts call for a transparent COVID-19 vaccine approval process in a letter; the Food and Drug Administration commissioner assures science-based approval.
The Verge reports that new gene-naming guidelines aim in part to avoid Excel-related name change confusion.
In Nature this week: tuatara genome sequence aids in understanding amniote evolution, and more.
According to the Guardian, UK virologists say in a letter to officials that their expertise has been pushed aside in COVID-19 response plans.