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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.
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 FDA and CDC call for a pause in administering Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine while reports of rare blood clots are looked into, reports the Wall Street Journal.
CNN reports that two new studies suggest the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant may be more transmissible, but may not lead to more severe disease.
According to the Associated Press, a Swiss program aims to shepherd long-term science projects and diplomacy.
In PNAS this week: analysis of pathway affecting acute kidney injury, parental-specific allelic expression in horse placenta, and more.