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The Dublin, Ireland-based company plans to launch its new instrument by the end of 2021 and will pursue CLIA waiver in the US.

The firm’s test for detecting flu and differentiating between subtypes A and B is being launched in Europe, Asia, and South America.

The Dublin-based company also aims to raise up to €5 million this year to support additions to its R&D and sales and marketing teams.

The test leverages loop mediated isothermal amplification technology and enables the rapid detection of Neisseria meningitidis directly from cerebrospinal fluid samples.

The funding will be used to expand research and development as well as the firm's international distributor network.

The test is the third in the firm's line of infectious disease assays, which also includes tests for meningococcus and Group B Strep.

The assay uses loop-mediated isothermal amplification to directly detect Streptococcus agalactiae infection, a common cause of neonatal meningitis.

The Guardian reports that some UK physicians are calling for increased regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic health test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.

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