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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Elitech Molecular Diagnostics said today that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared its multiplex, qualitative real-time PCR assay for the detection of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus DNA.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BD Diagnostics, a segment of Becton Dickinson, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared the BD Max MRSA molecular test for marketing in the US.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Researchers from the UK and Singapore have shown that they could quickly classify methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates involved in an outbreak at a UK hospital using whole-genome sequencing.

Cepheid last week reported a 28 percent spike in first-quarter revenues driven primarily by strong sales in its clinical diagnostics business, including record sequential growth in clinical reagent sales.

Roche last week said that it has received US Food and Drug Administration approval of a new pre-analytical instrument that integrates primary tube handling into its Cobas molecular testing platform.

By Ben Butkus
Abbott and Dallas-based Genetics Laboratory are co-developing a molecular test designed to rapidly detect microorganisms that cause orthopedic infections, Abbott said this week.

By Ben Butkus
Molecular Detection said this week that it has completed a $1.5 million financing to advance commercialization of its Detect-Ready molecular diagnostic panels for detecting sepsis and gastrointestinal diseases.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostic firm Molecular Detection today said that it has completed a $1.5 million financing round to advance its tests for detecting sepsis and gastrointestinal diseases.

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A new analysis founds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.

Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.

The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.

In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.