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Trichomonas vaginalis

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.

In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.