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The firm said it is currently also developing Novodiag Resp-4, a molecular test for the rapid, on-demand detection of the viruses.

The firm said it intends to apply to obtain FDA Emergency Use Authorization and 510(k) clearance for a panel that detects respiratory targets in a single test.

The Applied Biosystems TaqPath COVID-19, Flu A, Flu B Combo Kit can detect and differentiate RNA from SARS-CoV-2, influenza A, and influenza B viruses.

The PCR-based test, which is also now CE marked, provides a positive or negative result for each virus using a single specimen within three hours.

The firm's quarterly revenues beat estimates. Its full year revenues also beat estimates and were up 10 percent year over year.

The test uses isothermal nucleic acid amplification to return results in 20 minutes at the point of care, and demonstrated 98 percent agreement with PCR testing.

While the tests from Clinomics, UPenn, and Inno Diagnostics detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, Princeton BioMeditech's test differentiates between SARS-CoV-2 and influenza.

The test, a version of the company's rapid SARS-CoV-2 assay, will be designed for both point-of-care and at-home use as an over-the-counter product.

The company has developed an analyzer to run PCR, immunochemistry, and cytometry tests at the same time for a variety of diseases including COVID-19.

The firm sells a rapid, point-of-care, PCR platform for infectious disease diagnostics, including SARS-CoV-2, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and strep A.

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A survey by Nature finds that most researchers want scientific meetings to continue virtually or with a virtual component, even after the pandemic ends.

Bloomberg reports that the B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 viral variant could prompt the formulation of better vaccines.

Certain blood proteins may be able to distinguish COVID-19 patients who will become critically ill from those who will not, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

In Genome Biology this week: algorithm to assess regulatory features, approach to integrate multiple single-cell RNA-seq datasets, and more.