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The PCR diagnostic device is a palm-size, single-use, disposable device that detects N. gonorrhoeae and determines if it's susceptible to an antibiotic.

Roche will have non-exclusive access to SpeeDx's existing tests and technology to enable expansion of diagnostic products for antibiotic resistance in STIs.

The FDA cleared the point-of-care Binx io platform for the detection of chlamydia and gonorrhea in male urine specimens.

The GenFlex is a sample-to-result molecular diagnostic platform that includes sample collection, processing, amplification, and detection, the company said.

The Ithaca, New York-based firm has submitted its molecular diagnostic instrument along with a test to detect chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas.

FIND also announced support for projects from Axxin and DNC Dx for point-of-care detection of sexually transmitted infections.  

A San Jose, California-based company appears to be the first in the US to routinely offer nanopore sequencing as part of a testing lab service. 

The company said that the decline in revenues reflected lower industry-wide reimbursement rates under PAMA.

New resistance tests for Mycoplasma genitalium and gonorrhea could help stave off superbugs, but guidelines and economic factors may hinder adoption.

The clearance of the Binx io CT/NG test marks a milestone for the Johns Hopkins University group that funds early-stage development of rapid STI testing.

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A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.