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Cepheid said that the 4-in-1 test runs on any of almost 30,000 GeneXpert Systems, which provide results in approximately 36 minutes.

In PLOS this week: method to account for sequencing errors in phylogenies, study of influenza A in Switzerland, and more.

The firm CE marked its RespiFinder 2Smart kit for SARS-CoV-2 and MERS-CoV testing, as well as the RealAccurate Quadriplex Flu/COVID-19 PCR kit.

One of the tests is customized for use on Bioneer's automated ExiStation instrument, while the other is compatible with various standard PCR systems.

The loop-mediated isothermal amplification test runs on a battery-powered device to provide self-testing individuals with results in approximately 30 minutes.

The company said that it has received CE marks for two additional SARS-CoV-2 tests, including one that detects the virus and influenza A/B.

Qiagen received CE IVD marking for its NeuMoDx Flu A-B/RSV/SARS-CoV-2 Vantage Test and for a saliva collection kit for its single-plex NeuMoDx SARS-CoV-2 assay.

The partners aim to refine a saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 test developed by Yale that received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA earlier this year.

The rapid, point-of-care test will be designed to help healthcare providers distinguish between influenza and SARS-CoV-2 in a single sample.

The company's system revenues were up 28 percent to $19.5 million and consumables revenues dropped 12 percent to $11.8 million.

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IBM security researchers warn of a phishing campaign targeted at organizations involved in the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Verge reports.

The Illinois police have cut the number of DNA tests waiting to be run in about half, CBS Chicago reports.

A researcher accused of smuggling research materials out of the US has pleaded guilty to making false statements, according to the Associated Press.

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