The study involved 11 sites and 1,560 prospectively collected patient samples and demonstrated high overall positive and negative percent agreement with comparator assays.
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-operated lab had its permit for working with dangerous pathogens suspended due to safety violations, USA Today reports.
The high-throughput system is now approved with the firm's Blood Culture ID, Gastrointestinal, Meningitis/Encephalitis, and the previously approved Respiratory Panel.
Researchers sequenced and analyzed the negative-sense RNA tilapia lake virus, implicated in large die-offs of farmed and wild tilapia in Israel and Ecuador.
The FilmArray ME Panel received a de novo clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration in October.
The FilmArray ME Panel is the first nucleic acid amplification test to detect multiple pathogens from a single cerebrospinal fluid sample.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the handling of samples at four Department of Defense labs, the New York Times reports.
The UCSF Center for Next-Gen Precision Medicine Diagnostics will use NGS to develop technology to diagnose meningitis and encephalitis.
Sequence and other data suggest a squirrel-borne bornavirus may be behind three mysterious deaths in Germany.
FilmArray ME tests cerebrospinal fluid for the most common bacteria, viruses, and fungi responsible for community-acquired meningitis or encephalitis.
In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.
The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.
A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.
Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.