Trichomonas vaginalis

The Artus T. vaginalis QS-RGQ kit is designed for the qualitative detection of Trichomonas vaginalis DNA purified from clinician-collected patient samples.

The PCR-based panel tests for the pathogens that cause three types of gynecological infection: bacterial vaginosis, candidiasis, and trichomoniasis.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cepheid said today that the CE-IVD mark has been applied to its Xpert TV molecular test for identifying trichomoniasis, and the test has been launched in Europe.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BD Diagnostics said today that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared the BD ProbeTec Trichomonas vaginalis Qx Amplified DNA Assay to run on BD's Viper System with XTR Technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest Diagnostics and Hologic today announced an alliance aimed at improving women's health.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared for marketing the firm's Aprima Trichomonas vaginalis Assay to run on the Panther System.

According to a recent survey conducted by investment bank Jeffries, US molecular diagnostics labs expressed "stronger than expected" interest in Gen-Probe's recently launched assays for trichomonas and human papillomavirus, as well as "notable enthusiasm" for the upcoming launch of the company's

By Ben Butkus
Gen-Probe this week reported record revenues of $158.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, driven primarily by sales of clinical diagnostics and blood screening products.

The assay is the first amplified nucleic acid test cleared specifically for Trichomonas vaginalis, which infects 7.4 million men and women each year in the US.

The application is the third of five that the company said it plans to complete for 2010, which together would "start an important new sales growth cycle for the company," its CEO said.

The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.