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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared for marketing Quidel's AmpliVue GAS Assay for detection of Group A Streptococcus from throat swabs in patients with symptoms of pharyngitis, the company announced today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Quidel said this week that it will officially unveil two new molecular diagnostic systems at the American Association of Clinical Chemistry annual conference and expo in Chicago next week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Quidel said after the close of the market Tuesday that second quarter revenues rose 6 percent to $31.5 million compared to $29.7 million in the second quarter of 2013.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Wells Fargo Securities today initiated coverage of Cepheid with an Outperform rating, Qiagen with a Market Perform rating, and Quidel also with a Market Perform rating.

Quidel said this week that it has received de novo clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its Lyra Direct HSV 1+2/VZV multiplex real-time assay.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Quidel said today after the close of the market that it has received de novo clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its Lyra Direct HSV 1+2/VZV multiplex real-time assay.

Roche said this week that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved Roche's Cobas HPV test for use as a first-line primary screening test for cervical cancer in women 25 years and older.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Quidel said after the close of the market Wednesday that first quarter revenues fell 26 percent to $46.7 million from $62.7 million in Q1 2013.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Quidel said today that it has received de novo clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its Lyra Direct Strep multiplex real-time PCR assay.

Quidel said last week that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its AmpliVue HSV 1+2 assay for the differentiation of herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2.

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