Group A streptococcus

The test, which received FDA clearance in late 2017, runs in as little as 18 minutes.

The firm's Group A Strep test for use on its Sofia2 analyzer also received CLIA waiver from the agency.

Examining five types of bacterial environments in patients' stomachs, researchers found that non-Helicobacter pylori microbiota may lead to gastric cancer development.

The assay is part of a respiratory testing menu that includes assays for Bordetella and Flu A/B & RSV, and NxTAG and Verigene respiratory pathogen panels.

The automated real-time PCR test provides results in as little as 18 minutes.

The Liat point of care system system has launched with four assays, including three respiratory tests and a novel test for Clostridium difficile.

Researchers sequenced and analyzed the genomes of nine new Streptococcus pyogenes isolates involved in throat, pharynx, or other infections in Lebanon.

The firm said that molecular product sales were up 103 percent, driven by the launch of the Solana Group A Strep assay earlier this year.

The FDA go-ahead marks Quidel's fourth MDx test to receive 510(k) clearance for the Solana platform.

A month after Brexit fears pushed the GenomeWeb Index down half a percent, companies rallied on news of an acquisition and better than expected Q2 performances.

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.