Cepheid

Within diagnostics, Beckman Coulter saw core revenue growth in the low-single digits, while Cepheid was up in the double digits for the quarter.

The court ruled that Roche's claims are patent-ineligible because they are "directed to a natural phenomenon and lack any inventive concept" for a patent.

The test detects and quantifies hepatitis C virus RNA and can be performed in approximately one hour. 

Testing with Cepheid's molecular TB assay can shorten the amount of time suspected patients need to be isolated and save thousands of dollars per patient.

The test, which uses automated reverse-transcription real-time PCR, expands the firm's menu of CLIA-waived tests for use in near-patient and point-of-care settings.

The portable, battery-operated system will be an interim solution for decentralized testing in places where power may be unreliable.

The company's Life Sciences segment was up 17 percent year over year, while its Diagnostics business grew 8 percent.

The test for resistance genes from carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria can now be used on perirectal swabs and pure colonies.

The test, which received FDA clearance in late 2017, runs in as little as 18 minutes.

The company's Diagnostics business was up 14 percent, while its Life Sciences business grew 13 percent. The firm also closed its $2 billion buy of IDT last week.

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