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Cepheid's Xpert CT/NG assay for the detection and differentiation of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, launched in the US at the start of the year, has seen the greatest uptake of any new Xpert test since Xpert MRSA, President and CEO John Bishop

Cepheid's Xpert CT/NG assay for detecting Chlamydia trahcomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae is at least as accurate as two other commercially available molecular tests for the bacteria, according to the recently published results of the beta phase of a multi-center clinical

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid today said that the US Food and Drug Administration has categorized the firm's Xpert CT/NG test as moderate complexity under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments.

This article has been updated from a previous version to clarify the current test menu for BD's platforms.

Scientists from Network Biosystems have published research demonstrating that the company's rapid, point-of-care system for diagnosing and differentiating Chlamydia trachomatis strains achieved greater sensitivity and specificity than a commercially available PCR-based

Cepheid said last week that it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market Xpert CT/NG on its GeneXpert system.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared Cepheid's Xpert CT/NG test for marketing, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company announced after the close of the market on Thursday.

Meridian Bioscience has developed a simple, equipment-free, rapid nucleic acid purification method for use with a variety of clinical specimens, and demonstrated that it enables similar analytical and clinical sensitivity as current commonly used methods such as silica-based puri

Meridian Bioscience said this week that it has completed beta trials for two new Illumigene molecular amplification tests.

The primary motivation for PerkinElmer's acquisition of Chinese infectious disease diagnostic firm Shanghai Haoyuan Biotech, announced this week, is to provide the Waltham, Mass.-based firm entrée into the nucleic acid-based blood screening market, company executives said this we

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.