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The firm's diagnostics division was up 4 percent. Molecular diagnostics grew 7 percent, cytology & perinatal was flat, and blood screening was down 2 percent.

Public sector programs in some low- and middle-income countries will obtain access to Hologic's Panther system through a single, all-inclusive pricing structure.

It anticipates using the funds to complete the development of its first set of diagnostic products, and for a set of clinical studies to obtain regulatory clearance.

The new assay simultaneously detects four viral targets in donated blood plasma in a single sample and can add value to the biologics development space.

Lifted by a strong flu season, Cobas Liat PCR placements reached 1,500 systems in the US. Globally, year-over-year sales for the point-of-care system grew 262 percent.

The researchers built a combination nucleic acid-antibody test for the disease using an approach they said could be generally useful for rapid test development.

The Associated Press reports that researchers are applying gene-editing approaches to HIV treatment.

The researchers noted that this is the first time CRISPR was used to mutate a restriction factor in order to confer innate antiviral function to human cells.

With WHO prequalification, global health organizations can consider the Aptima HIV-1 Quant Dx for public-sector procurement in resource-limited countries.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.