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Berg will use its Interrogative Biology platform in order to assess potential biomarkers of seasonal influenza vaccination outcomes.

The multiplexed assay is the second available on the Panther Fusion system and the FDA is reviewing a third, the Panther Fusion AdV/hMPV/RV assay.

University of Chicago researchers combined epidemiological and viral gene evolution data to refine influenza modeling.

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The assay runs on the Panther Fusion system, which combines transcription-mediated amplification, real-time TMA, and real-time PCR with full sample-to-result automation.

The firm said that it will soon apply for a CLIA waiver of the second-generation test,which can report positive results in as little as five minutes

The panel, developed by collaborator Janssen, is expected to improve detection of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus.

Gene expression may offer clues to antibody activity after flu vaccination in individuals under 35, according to expression data for hundreds of individuals. 

The company plans to expand into new markets through its recent acquisition of Alere Triage assets.

Canaccord and William Blair also increased their price targets on  Quidel's shares, following its acquisition of certain Alere assets and assays.

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The New York Times profiles 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki and describes how she bounced back from a bad year.

Fotis Kafatos, the founding president of the European Research Council, has died, according to the Associated Press.

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