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The vote of confidence is a stepping stone for the company to seek 510(k) approval for an H1N1 test on its platform; to tackle the point-of-care diagnostic market; and to further develop tests for other infectious diseases.

The San Antonio-based firm also intends to file a 510(k) for clearance of the assay.

The clearance covers a respiratory viral test for both RSV and hMPV.

Quidel said that Diagnostic Hybrids' fluorescent in vitro diagnostic assays would complement Quidel's point-of-care diagnostics for infectious disease and reproductive health.

UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

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