The test detects and distinguishes pertussis and parapertussis in nasopharyngeal swab samples. It is for use on the Quidel's Solana MDx instrument.
The company cites flexibility and ease of use as its main selling points, and is partnering with IVD firms like Randox and R-Biopharm on assay development.
The new assay — the third FDA cleared respiratory test that runs on the Panther Fusion System — detects adenovirus, human metapneumovirus, and rhinovirus.
In PNAS this week: genetic diversity of the people of Madagascar, loss-of-function mutations linked to respiratory infection severity, and more.
The company has aspirations for a combined molecular/immunoassay platform, but plans to go to market with a 22-target real-time PCR-enabled syndromic panel.
Researchers have shown that metagenomic sequencing on the MinIon can identify the pathogen and antimicrobial resistance profile of UTIs in several hours.
The investment bank said it has heard positive feedback from early adopters in Europe of GenMark's ePlex system and respiratory panel.
The partners are working together to advance research into the role of epigenetics in respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD.
By focusing on the clinical scenario, a Duke team developed a gene expression-based model to determine whether a patient's disease is bacterial or viral.
The company hopes to receive clearance to market the NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen panel before the end of the year.
The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.
The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.
Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.
In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.