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.
The nucleic acid diagnostic platform they are developing doesn't require expensive optics, and it could be available as a manufacturing prototype in about a year.
The agreements involve the commercialization of the NeuMoDx 288 and 96 platforms for fully integrated, sample-to-answer, PCR-based molecular diagnostic testing.
The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based firm will compete with a few well-established players offering systems that can run in vitro diagnostic tests as well as lab-developed tests.
The award will go toward development of Talis Bio's SlipChip POC technology for pathogen identification and antibiotic-susceptibility testing.
The company unveiled forthcoming products for high-throughput molecular testing, diagnostic lab informatics, and microbiology automation.
The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.
Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.
Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.