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Cepheid's Xpert CT/NG assay for detecting Chlamydia trahcomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae is at least as accurate as two other commercially available molecular tests for the bacteria, according to the recently published results of the beta phase of a multi-center clinical

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid today said that the US Food and Drug Administration has categorized the firm's Xpert CT/NG test as moderate complexity under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments.

This article has been updated from a previous version to clarify the current test menu for BD's platforms.

Scientists from Network Biosystems have published research demonstrating that the company's rapid, point-of-care system for diagnosing and differentiating Chlamydia trachomatis strains achieved greater sensitivity and specificity than a commercially available PCR-based

Cepheid said last week that it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market Xpert CT/NG on its GeneXpert system.

Meridian Bioscience has developed a simple, equipment-free, rapid nucleic acid purification method for use with a variety of clinical specimens, and demonstrated that it enables similar analytical and clinical sensitivity as current commonly used methods such as silica-based puri

Meridian Bioscience said this week that it has completed beta trials for two new Illumigene molecular amplification tests.

The primary motivation for PerkinElmer's acquisition of Chinese infectious disease diagnostic firm Shanghai Haoyuan Biotech, announced this week, is to provide the Waltham, Mass.-based firm entrée into the nucleic acid-based blood screening market, company executives said this we

A Cepheid executive today provided investors with an update on the company's molecular diagnostic pipeline, stating that the firm currently has 14 tests in development for its automated GeneXpert platform and that it expects to offer the broadest test menu of any molecular diagno

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Leerink Swann survey of diagnostic laboratories in Europe found that molecular-based testing continues to find traction with continued penetration strongest in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus testing and human papillomavirus testing.

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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.