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The Austin, Texas-based molecular diagnostics firm logged $60.6 million in Q3 revenues as its system sales shot up 26 percent to $9.6 million.

The results confirm previous findings suggesting molecular tests may not be the best tool guide treatment for Clostridium difficile infection, and toxin assays are necessary.

Using Quanterix's Simoa technology, the group developed assays to detect C. diff toxins with a high degree of sensitivity and specificity.

The assay is the first on the firm's isothermal nucleic acid amplification-based platform.

The test adds to a growing menu of approved assays for the cobas 4800 system.

Researchers from the Public Health Agency of Sweden have developed an approach for typing Clostridium difficile isolates based on their patterns of high-molecular weight proteins.

Diagnostics revenues at the company jumped 5 percent organically driven in part by a 16 percent increase in sales of illumigene molecular diagnostic products.

The waiver opens up a significant new opportunity for Alere within the physician office market, according to a company executive.

The investment bank downgraded Meridian Bioscience from a prior Market Perform rating, noting challenges to its molecular diagnostics business. 

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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.