Veredus Laboratories

Veredus Laboratories recently introduced VereMERS, a lab-on-a-chip application capable of detecting from a sequence perspective the coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

Veredus Laboratories, a Singapore-based molecular diagnostics company, last week launched VereTrop, a biochip that the firm claims can identify 13 major tropical diseases from a single blood sample, including dengue fever, malaria, chikungunya disease and hand, f

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Based on the firm's PCR and microarray platform, VereFoodborne can detect between 10 and 12 food-borne pathogens simultaneously, including E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and Campylobacter.

Meridian Bioscience's Illumigene C. difficile test; Nanosphere's Verigene SP respiratory virus panel; Veredus Laboratories' VereFlu test and VereID Biosystem; and IMDx's 2009 influenza H1N1 assay

The firm next quarter will debut VereFoodborne, a new assay for use in food testing that also runs on its VereID platform, which is manufactured by ST Microelectronics. VereFoodborne is one in a pipeline of tests the company plans to introduce this year.

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