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The company said it has scaled up production capacity to two million reactions per week and has the potential to scale up to three million reactions per week.

A handful of rapid 2019-nCoV assays are in the works which could help triage patients more effectively and avoid unnecessary quarantines.

The company said it has started the CE mark approval process of commissioned high-risk HPV genotyping assays and expects to certify them this year.

The firms noted that QuantuMDx’s Capture-XT technology will enable downstream drug-susceptibility analysis, PCR, NGS, and, with this collaboration, nanopore detection.

FIND also announced support for projects from Axxin and DNC Dx for point-of-care detection of sexually transmitted infections.  

The British molecular diagnostics firm recently completely a redesign of its point-of-care system, called Q-POC, and is planning to seek a CE-IVD mark for the device later this year.

QuantuMDx and Molbio Diagnostics said this week they have signed a memorandum of understanding to work jointly in infectious disease diagnostics.

The firm also announced the appointment of new board members as it heads toward commercialization of a portable MDx platform.

The test will be developed in Global Good labs and ported onto QuantuMDx's handheld molecular platform.

Q-POC

The funding will be used to further develop a 20-minute tuberculosis detection assay and drug susceptibility test using the firm's handheld Q-POC microfluidic PCR system.

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The Lancet has made changes to its peer-review process in response to its recent retraction of a COVID-19-related paper, Science reports.

The New York Times reports that a series of emails show how Department of Health and Human Services officials sought to silence the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A new initiative aims to move Australia's genome sequencing labs onto one system, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PLOS this week: recessive mutation tied to early-onset dilated cardiomyopathy, epigenetic analysis of lung adenocarcinoma, and more.