BD said that it is also working with additional partners to license the indexing technology, which quantifies target molecules in complex biological samples.
The semifinalists will receive $50,000 each to develop prototypes of their concepts for submission in the second phase of the challenge.
In an AGBT presentation, one early-access user of BD's Resolve platform described how he used it to analyze gene expression from 1,200 kidney cells.
The firm said it continues to see strong growth in BD Max, and has plans to launch an extended enteric bacterial panel in the US later this year.
The new women's health and STI tests for the BD Max platform are part of a small, focused panel approach which the firm believes will resonate with physicians and labs.
The firm said it is on track for solid future growth based on the expectation for new product approvals and continued strength in the CareFusion product portfolio.
The assay runs on the BD Max System, which combines automated real-time PCR extraction, amplification, and detection on a single platform.
The committee questioned stakeholders about the impact of FDA oversight of LDTs, and whether there was any consensus about how to move forward on a divisive topic.
The test detects chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas from a single patient sample.
The pre-market approval application is based on data collected during a two-year prospective study of more than 33,000 women.
Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.
An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.
At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.
In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.