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

The moves come in the wake of an FBI search of the company's San Francisco office as part of an investigation into its billing practices.

The firm said that its point-of-care test delivers laboratory-quality results in about 30 minutes and could be used in the home and other settings.

The firm said its new molecular platform, which offers random-access testing, high throughput, and a broad menu has the potential to replace multiple instruments in molecular labs.

An early user of a new Mycoplasma genitalium and antibiotic resistance test from SpeeDx that uses the Xpert cartridge shared some initial validation data.

The FDA said it is the first test  authorized to test for M. genitalium, a slow-growing bacteria that is difficult to detect with traditional laboratory methods.

The deal covers distribution of the SpeeDx ResistancePlus and PlexPCR assays.

The company also reaffirmed its guidance for the fourth quarter, and continues to expect revenues of $46.5 million to $48.0 million and EPS of $.09 to $.11.

As part of the deal, which is worth at least $3 million for the first five years, Primerdesign will develop and supply 384-well plate molecular assay panels for Genesis.

The technology works directly from clinical samples and can potentially be multiplexed to detect tens of targets, according to the firm.

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The chief executive of the National Health Service in England is to call for tumor-agnostic drugs to be "fast-tracked," according to the Times.

Researchers in Australia are sequencing the Wollemi pine tree to try to protect it from extinction, Australia's ABC News reports.

Computerworld ranks Illumina as one of the top midsize organizations to work at in IT.

In Genome Research this week: links between biological aging and mutations affecting epigenetic regulators; long-read sequencing-based strategy to map chromatin accessibility; and more.