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According to the registry's first dataset, more than 65 million tests have been manufactured and shipped across the US.

Under the original March agreement, Thermo Fisher was going to pay €39 per Qiagen share, a 23 percent premium that the amendment now raises to 35 percent.

The population genomics firm said that it can provide 2,000 COVID-19 PCR tests per day out of its San Diego lab while it awaits FDA Emergency Use Authorization.

First Genetics will market its F-Genetics NGS System and IVD assays to Russian laboratories for reproductive health testing and cancer diagnostics.

Thermo Fisher has also applied to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare to expand the use of the Oncomine Dx Target test in Japan.

The real-time RT-PCR multiplex test is intended for the simultaneous detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2, influenza A virus, and influenza B virus.

The assay will identify patients with mutations in HER2 who may be eligible for treatment with a HER2-directed antibody-drug-conjugate developed by Daiichi.

The PCR test detects HIV-1 RNA on the NeuMoDx 96/288 Molecular Systems and joins the company's other bloodborne viral tests for hepatitis B and C.

While there were a few new mass spectrometry instrument introductions, vendors focused primarily on software and sample separation advances.

Genetron's S5 sequencer is based on Thermo Fisher's Ion GeneStudio S5 instrument and is cleared for clinical use by China's NMPA.

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