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The university health system said that it reduced incorrectly prescribed antiviral prescriptions by almost 11 percent at the sites where it installed the Roche Cobas Liat PCR test platform.

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The San Diego-based company is ramping up efforts to market its handheld molecular influenza test in anticipation of the upcoming flu season.

The test, which uses automated reverse-transcription real-time PCR, expands the firm's menu of CLIA-waived tests for use in near-patient and point-of-care settings.

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.

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