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NYSDOH's move away from susceptibility testing for isolates that are known to be pan-susceptible will be coordinated with similar international efforts.

Testing with Cepheid's molecular TB assay can shorten the amount of time suspected patients need to be isolated and save thousands of dollars per patient.

Bruker plans to acquire an 80 percent stake in Hain, which has capabilities in tuberculosis and mycobacteria testing as well as virology and human genetics.

The new plant will serve as the company's hub for launching multiplexed molecular diagnostic kits for tuberculosis and other infectious disease.

The firm plans to make the molecular testing system accessible to low-income countries, in part by reducing costs using reel-to-reel manufacturing.

TSG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ascendis Medical and supplies diagnostic laboratory equipment and consumables to pathology laboratories.

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In addition, Qiagen has partnered with Japan's SRL for companion diagnostic development, and its CareHPV test was added to the WHO list of prequalified IVDs.

The firm will manufacture its Logix Smart mycobacteria tuberculosis assay at its ISO-certified facility in Utah but will not seek FDA approval at this time, it said.

The portable, battery-operated system will be an interim solution for decentralized testing in places where power may be unreliable.

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