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.
The rapid molecular test showed 98 percent sensitivity and 97 percent specificity on more than 1,000 throat swabs prospectively collected at four US sites.
The company issued the Class I recall in February because poor lamination between sample reaction wells led to inaccurate results, but has since resolved the issue.
With recent and impending launches of POC MDx platforms, some industry observers believe the technology could replace some POC immunoassays in a few years.
The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.
In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.
MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.
In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.