Mergers and acquisitions in the omics space rose for the second year in a row, but the increase was significantly less than the 33 percent uptick in 2015 deals.
To develop the test, the firm said it used a library of MRSA strains collected around the world, and included components that reduce false positive results.
The evidence-based guidelines for testing individuals at risk of latent or active TB infection include recommendations on interferon-gamma release and molecular assays.
Cepheid noted that the cartridge is not currently part of its five-year commercial plan, but the firm is in discussions with outside parties to push development forward.
Cepheid is now an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher, and the firm's stock will no longer be traded on the Nasdaq.
The firm, which is in the process of being acquired by Danaher, reported strong revenue growth for both its consumables and systems.
The GenomeWeb Index fell nearly 9 percent in October, doubling back on September's 5 percent gain and underperforming the Dow and the Nasdaq.
The test is the first in a proposed line of assays that will run on the GeneXpress platform with run times of around 30 minutes.
The company said it ultimately plans to use the liquidity from the credit facility to fund a portion of its pending $4 billion acquisition of Cepheid.
The $4 billion acquisition is now cleared in the US, Germany, Austria, and South Africa.
In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.
The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.
A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.
Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.