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The firm will use funds from the round, led by the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, to develop its optical point-of-care diagnostic testing platform.

Cambridge, UK-based Sense Biodetection will use the funding to develop a portfolio of instrument-free, point-of-care molecular diagnostic tests.

The company said that the decline in revenues reflected lower industry-wide reimbursement rates under PAMA.

The test is the first near-patient assay for M. genitalium, and can also guide treatment by detecting antibacterial resistance markers.

The clearance of the Binx io CT/NG test marks a milestone for the Johns Hopkins University group that funds early-stage development of rapid STI testing.

The firm said its platform provides sample-to-answer results for two of the most frequently tested sexually transmitted infections, enabling rapid testing and treatment.

Formerly known as Diassess, the Emeryville, California-based startup will use the funding to finance regulatory clearances and early commercialization.

Danaher's life sciences revenues grew 6 percent, while its diagnostics revenues rose nearly 5 percent, including an increase of more than 20 percent at Cepheid.

The latest NYS Department of Health approval expands the company's CT/NG testing to samples from multiple relevant body sites.

The Cobas TV/MG test detects Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) DNA in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

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ScienceInsider reports that rude and unprofessional paper reviewers are common and can have harmful effects.

The US Senate has confirmed Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to the New York Times.

CNBC reports Apple is partnering with Color Genomics to offer its employees free DNA screening for disease.

In Science this week: researchers use CRISPR tool to find gut microbiome molecules involved in immunity, and more.