Independent research teams identified and sequenced hepatitis B strains going back thousands of years from samples in Europe, uncovering now-extinct lineages.
The companies will initially plan to acquire the required regulatory approvals in India for the Genedrive HCV ID kit.
The firm noted that the premarket approval means that the three major viral load assays that most laboratories run for patients are now available on a single system.
While the virus they found appears old, the researchers found it to be closely related to modern ones, indicating that it has infected people for centuries.
The test is performed on the company's AmpiProbe platform, and the approval expands Enzo's offering of infectious disease tests in New York.
Medcis Pathlabs and its associates and attendees will buy Co-Diagnostics' tests for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, and human papillomavirus.
The test adds to the firm's current portfolio of 30 infectious disease and oncology tests that use its Sentosa PCR and NGS workflow.
Hologic CEO Steve MacMillan said that the deal is so compelling that the firm needed to do it now.
The test enables donor screening laboratories to use PCR-based diagnostic technology to screen donated blood and plasma.
Professional, molecular, and tissue diagnostics sales continued to grow during the first three quarters, while diabetes care sales remained in decline.
Researchers uncovered the HIV virus within a tissue sample collected in 1966, the Atlantic reports.
Nature News reports there are a handful of clinical trials underway to evaluate vaginal microbiome seeding of newborns born via caesarian section.
The Washington Post writes that humans may have contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago.
In PLOS this week: gene variant may protect against trypanosomiasis, GLIS3 role in type 2 diabetes, and more.