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The companies are positioning the test, called SeptiCyte Rapid, for use in triaging COVID-19 patients who could be at greater risk for progressing to sepsis.

 

The company's RaPID platform detects infections directly from a blood sample and can provide results in three hours.

The firm reissued its full-year guidance and said it expects to sell 60 instruments in the US  for the remainder of the year.

Sepset said its early test for sepsis, a condition that requires rapid diagnosis and treatment, would give clinicians valuable time to identify treatment strategies.

The Lexington, Massachusetts-based company has launched a two-hour SARS-CoV-2 test on its fully-automated instrument, the T2Dx.

The firm expects to validate its test as a triage tool to identify SARS-CoV-2 patients at risk of sepsis and pursue US FDA Emergency Use Authorization.

In December the firm won $4 million from CARB-X to support the platform's first test identifying the most common bloodstream infections associated with sepsis.

British bioinformatics firm PrecisionLife has mined the UK Biobank to identify genetic risk factors for late-stage COVID-19 patients developing sepsis.

DNAe said its semiconductor-based platform has potential to detect a broader variety of pathogens and resistance genes than current molecular technologies.

The Boston-based firm is developing a bacterial diagnostic platform to detect antibiotic resistance and help guide antibiotic treatment in hospitals. 

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