RSV

The company's microchip-based technology will detect viral and bacterial genetic material using both isothermal amplification and electrochemical measurements.

The test detects and differentiates respiratory syncytial virus and human metapneumovirus on the firm's Solana rapid molecular platform.

The assay runs on the Panther Fusion system, which combines transcription-mediated amplification, real-time TMA, and real-time PCR with full sample-to-result automation.

The panel, developed by collaborator Janssen, is expected to improve detection of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus.

The Liat point of care system system has launched with four assays, including three respiratory tests and a novel test for Clostridium difficile.

The firm said that its test is the first on the market to detect RSV infection at the point of care in 13 minutes or less.

The tests are twice as fast as the firm's Xpert line and run on Cepheid's flagship GeneXpert system.

The firm also announced that it plans to expand its RAS biomarker testing collaboration with Amgen in Europe.

The test is the first in a proposed line of assays that will run on the GeneXpress platform with run times of around 30 minutes. 

The real-time PCR-based test runs on the BD Max system and comes in a single tube that snaps into the BD MAX extraction cartridge.

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.