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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quidel said after the close of the market on Wednesday that revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 are expected to total about $50 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quidel said after the close of the market on Monday that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company's AmpliVue Group B Strep Assay, the second assay to receive FDA clearance to run on the AmpliVue handheld molecular testing platform.

Researchers last week provided a glimpse of the clinical performance of a trio of extraction-free molecular assays currently being developed by clinical diagnostics firm Quidel.

Quidel disclosed yesterday that it has acquired AnDiaTec, a German molecular diagnostics company, for approximately $2.6 million upfront and a three-year, $4.7 million R&D earn-out.

This article has been updated from a previous version to include comments from Quidel's Q3 earnings call.

The US Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance to Quidel's Molecular Influenza A+B and RSV+hMPV assays for use on Life Technologies' QuantStudio Dx real-time PCR instrument, the companies said this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance to Quidel's Molecular Influenza A+B and RSV+hMPV assays for use on Life Technologies' QuantStudio Dx Real-Time PCR instrument, the companies said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quidel reported after the close of the market Tuesday that its second-quarter revenues declined 4 percent year over year, due primarily to lower sales of its infectious disease diagnostic products.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The mergers and acquisitions market in the omics tools and molecular diagnostics space continues to be soft as the number of deals fell 11 percent year over year during the first half of 2013.

With its acquisition this week of privately held molecular diagnostic developer BioHelix, clinical diagnostics firm Quidel adds to its portfolio of technologies to enable its burgeoning molecular diagnostics business.

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