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Under the agreement, Goffin will distribute SpeeDx's PlexPCR and ResistancePlus multiplex real-time PCR product lines in Benelux.

The firm increased its MDx revenues 7 percent from a year ago and beat the consensus Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom lines.  

The revenue increase was driven by growth in Meridian's Diagnostics segment and particularly sales of its Illumigene product line.

The CE mark is for two assays covering chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas, and which run on the BD Max system. 

Meridian received the CE mark for two new Illumigene molecular diagnostic tests for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

According to the firm's CEO, the delay in launching the io system is due to a decision to automate parts of its platform, resulting in increased multiplexing.

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

Trends included expanding test menus and a possible tipping point for point-of-care.

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Point-of-care testing, automation, and panelization of nucleic acid amplification testing are the future of the clinical lab ― and will likely change how labs and clinicians relate.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) ― In the first update since 2007, the US Preventative Services Task Force recently provided new guidelines to clinicians for chlamydia and gonorrhea screening.

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In a letter, about two dozen researchers criticize the World Health Organization investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and call for a new inquiry, the Wall Street Journal reports.

National Geographic reports that nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

Janet Woodcock, the acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, speaks with NPR about SARS-CoV-2 testing and vaccines in the US.

In Science this week: genetic study of kidney fibrosis implicates the SOX9-NAV3-YAP1 axis.