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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 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.

The company will use a portion of the credit facility to fund its announced acquisition of Integrated DNA Technologies.

This week's news includes Danaher, BGI, Mobadiag, and Sygnis.

IDT will operate as a standalone company within Danaher's Life Sciences segment after the close of the deal, which is expected to occur in mid-2018.

In Life Sciences, CEO Thomas Joyce noted a strong performance by Beckman Coulter, while in Diagnostics, he said Cepheid grew 25 percent year over year. 

Some of the biggest players in the life science tools and diagnostics industries including Danaher, Agilent, and Hologic presented on day two of the conference, discussing plans for 2018.

The investment bank said that Danaher, Illumina, Qiagen, and Thermo Fisher Scientific were its top picks. 

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