Beyond its HostDx Sepsis test, the firm is working on a test to detect and differentiate bacterial from viral infections in patients presenting with fever.
The Branford, Connecticut-based startup plans to seek US Food and Drug Administration clearance for and launch its instrument and first assays in 2021.
The iC-GN Assay detects target DNA and identifies gram-negative organisms associated with gram-negative bacteremia, and three antibiotic-resistance markers.
iCubate said that it now has a comprehensive solution within European markets for the detection of bloodstream bacteria and important resistance markers.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the US National Institutes of Health is to allow two clinicians critical of a clinical trial to speak with investigators.
The company has split bloodstream infection testing into three multiplex panels that can detect a total of 56 pathogen targets and 10 markers of antimicrobial resistance.
The test completes a suite of assays designed to detect pathogens that can cause sepsis using the firm's ePlex system.
Immunexpress received US clearance for a direct-from-blood sepsis test in 2017 and recently won a contract to commercialize a sample-to-answer sepsis assay.
The projects, set to begin this year, concern prostate cancer, infectious diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, heart disease, and sleep disorders.
While the study showed initial promise, further work will be necessary to clarify its performance for various clinical indications.
Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.
A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.
Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.
In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.