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The Index gained 4 percent, outperforming the Dow and the Nasdaq, but underperformed the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index, which rose 5 percent.

Going forward, the company will focus more on the global commercialization of its ePlex system and menu expansion.

The Index gained 2 percent in June, outperforming the Dow and the Nasdaq, but underperforming the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index, which gained nearly 9 percent.

With CE marking for the gram-positive and gram-negative panels, the firm has achieved the designation for its family of three ePlex bloodstream infection assays.

The firm will encounter stiff competition, particularly from BioMérieux and Luminex, but there are untapped opportunities for adoption, according to industry analysts.

After announcing a $65 million public offering on Monday to fund commercialization efforts, the firm has increased the expected proceeds to $75 million.

The firm said that it intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes and to fund its commercialization efforts.

The firm expects that revenues from ePlex installations at US customer sites will positively impact its financial results for the second half of 2017.

On the heels of obtaining CE marking for its BCID fungal panel, the firm expects to soon get US regulatory clearance for the ePlex instrument and RP panel. 

The firm said that its CE-marked ePlex Blood Culture Identification fungal pathogen panel is the first of three tests that will become part of its sepsis solution.

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.