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Medical Diagnostic Lab has been awarded US Patent No. 8,030,032, "Methods and compositions related thereto for detecting and identifying distinct species of nucleic acids from causative agents."

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – EraGen Biosciences today announced the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared its MultiCode-RTx HSV 1&2 kit for use on bioMérieux's NucliSens easyMag extraction system.

Akonni will use the grant to develop a closed amplicon RT-PCR microarray for detecting enterovirus, herpes viruses, and West Nile virus in cerebral spinal fluid.

In addition, Argene will provide BioMérieux with a portfolio of molecular tests for diagnosing infectious diseases in transplant and other immunocompromised patients.

BioMérieux plans to migrate Argene's test products onto a molecular diagnostic platform it is co-developing with Biocartis.

According to BD, the BD ProbeTec Herpes Simplex Viruses Qx Amplified DNA Assays are the first automated molecular assays for the detection and differentiation of HSV types 1 and 2 in clinician-collected external anogenital specimens.

The BD ProbeTec HSV-1 and HSV-2 Qx Amplified DNA assays are the first fully automated molecular tests for HSV types 1 and 2.

GenturaDx has developed a molecular diagnostic system that combines sample preparation and real-time PCR testing on a disposable cartridge in an effort to bring molecular testing to more laboratories at small- and medium-sized hospitals.

Focus and 3M are also developing a version of the influenza A/B/RSV test, as well as a test for herpes simplex virus, that would be suitable for use in moderate-complexity laboratories under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments act.

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