The molecular test detects a form of herpes virus that can infect newborns and cause deafness.
The company is using its informatics services business to inform internal diagnostic research and development efforts.
The firm said that the RealTime CMV test is the only commercially available cytomegalovirus that can amplify two select regions of the CMV genome.
The kit was previously approved by FDA for use on Qiagen's Rotor-Gene Q real-time PCR platform, which is one component of the automated QiaSymphony platform.
It is the first FDA-approved test for the stem cell transplant use case and meets the WHO International Standard for comparable results.
Following a beta evaluation of the system, a virology lab in Sheffield, UK, ran a workflow assessment and found improvements with the system.
The DxN Veris was recently launched as a CE-marked product with a menu of viral load tests, and will launch in a few years in the US with STD and HAI assays.
In PNAS this week: human cytomegalovirus diversity, patterns of homologous recombination in E. coli, and more.
A team of researchers has characterized the genomic diversity of the human cytomegalovirus and uncovered potential therapeutic targets.
The German firm has signed a deal for BL&H to distribute, market, and sell its T-Track CMV kit in South Korea once it is approved as an in vitro diagnostic.
NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.
Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.
A new study finds that the majority of patients at a Tijuana clinic received a diagnosis after first-line genome sequencing, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.