The firm anticipates that the award will accelerate the development of its over-the-counter and professional-use influenza and multiplex respiratory pathogen tests.
A project to use the host response to classify acute respiratory infections has been spun off into a company called Host Response, and is seeking industry partners.
Using an immunoassay as an initial screening tool saved approximately $36,000 over multiplex PCR panel use alone when performed in a period of high flu prevalence.
Guidance for 2018 placements of ePlex respiratory testing systems is lower than analysts’ estimates, but the firm communicated remedies for adoption challenges.
On a conference call following the release of the earnings, the firm's CEO guided for lower 2018 ePlex placements than had been expected by analysts.
Qiagen believes the flexibility of the Stat-Dx platform for an evolving reimbursement landscape will set it apart from other similar commercial platforms.
The firm is developing a rapid point-of-care diagnostic system focused on combating antimicrobial resistance.
The panel, developed by collaborator Janssen, is expected to improve detection of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus.
The grant is specifically intended to support the development of noninvasive, rapid tests that can be used at the point of care in developing country settings.
The firm will encounter stiff competition, particularly from BioMérieux and Luminex, but there are untapped opportunities for adoption, according to industry analysts.
Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.
Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.
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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.