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Diassess said that the funds will accelerate development of a flu test for use in the clinic and sustain development of another flu test for use in the home.

The firm anticipates that the award will accelerate the development of its over-the-counter and professional-use influenza and multiplex respiratory pathogen tests. 

The Fusion module is an in-lab upgrade to Hologic's Panther instrument, which enables labs to extend the testing capabilities of their existing Panther. 

The Tel Aviv University researchers still noted some gene expression differences between lung epithelial cells infected with flu and bystander cells.

Rapid immunoassay product revenues — including sales from the firm's QuickVue, Sofia, and Eye Health products — rose 40 percent year over year.

The Dublin-based company also aims to raise up to €5 million this year to support additions to its R&D and sales and marketing teams.

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.

Jean-Laurent Casanova aims to identify single-gene mutations that compromise the immunity of normally healthy individuals and lead to severe infectious disease.

Using an immunoassay as an initial screening tool saved approximately $36,000 over multiplex PCR panel use alone when performed in a period of high flu prevalence.

The firms intend to seek CE marking and US Food and Drug Administration clearance for the test.

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