New resistance tests for Mycoplasma genitalium and gonorrhea could help stave off superbugs, but guidelines and economic factors may hinder adoption.
The clearance of the Binx io CT/NG test marks a milestone for the Johns Hopkins University group that funds early-stage development of rapid STI testing.
The firm said its platform provides sample-to-answer results for two of the most frequently tested sexually transmitted infections, enabling rapid testing and treatment.
The Australian molecular diagnostics firm will use the funds to accelerate commercial expansion in North America and global markets.
The latest NYS Department of Health approval expands the company's CT/NG testing to samples from multiple relevant body sites.
The company received support from a Johns Hopkins University center focused on point-of-care device development for sexually transmitted infections.
The Hologic Aptima Combo 2 and the Cepheid Xpert CT/NG assays have now been cleared for use in throat and rectum samples.
The firm is developing a multipanel test and an antibiotic resistance panel to augment its recently CE marked chlamydia and gonorrhea assay.
The firm said that its point-of-care test delivers laboratory-quality results in about 30 minutes and could be used in the home and other settings.
The firm's technology can perform in-droplet centrifugation, 10-second cell lysis, and sound wave-based PCR on the surface of an inexpensive polymer chip.
A new analysis finds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.
Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.
The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.
In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.