Male Urethral Microbiome Can Harbor Bacteria Transmitted Through Vaginal Sex
A microbiome study of urethral samples from 110 healthy men found that some reporting they had vaginal sex carried microbes associated with bacterial vaginosis.
Simple HealthKit Raises $8M in Series A Round
The California startup sells PCR-based tests for respiratory and sexually transmitted diseases and said it will use the funding toward innovation and expanded sales of its products.
If commercialized, the assay will mark Lucira's entry into market for at-home diagnostics for sexually transmitted infections.
Branded InSignia, the patented technology will first be incorporated into a gonorrhea antimicrobial susceptibility assay, followed by a point-of-care test.
Bosch Receives CE-IVD Mark for STI Test
The multiplexed real-time PCR-based assay can detect four sexually transmitted infections.