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The firm is developing the test under a contract with the US Department of Health and Human Services' Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.

The firm saw a 36 percent increase in influenza product sales compared to the third quarter last year.

Cambridge, UK-based Sense Biodetection will use the funding to develop a portfolio of instrument-free, point-of-care molecular diagnostic tests.

The test is the latest in a series of CE-IVD-marked assays the company has launched for use on Becton Dickinson's PCR-based BD Max platform.

Investigators at the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, a Greek research institute, are coordinating the effort.

In Nature this week: study of RNA polymerase that transcribes influenza, annotated chromosome-level reference genome assembly for the pea, and more.

Beyond its HostDx Sepsis test, the firm is working on a test to detect and differentiate bacterial from viral infections in patients presenting with fever.

The company said it is pushing to begin simultaneous clinical trials for multiple small panel-based tests for its sample-to-answer Savanna platform.

The firm experienced a 30 percent jump in sales of immunoassays, attributed in part to a $6.2 million increase in influenza revenues year-over-year.

At the Henry Ford Health System in Southeast Michigan, bringing on the Roche Cobas Liat for flu testing led to a season of headaches before it started paying off.

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ScienceInsider reports that rude and unprofessional paper reviewers are common and can have harmful effects.

The US Senate has confirmed Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to the New York Times.

CNBC reports Apple is partnering with Color Genomics to offer its employees free DNA screening for disease.

In Science this week: researchers use CRISPR tool to find gut microbiome molecules involved in immunity, and more.