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The company said clinical services revenues and diagnostic testing volumes rose during the quarter, but that PAMA continued to negatively affect reimbursements.

The company announced the launch of the new products in the US and Europe as part of a product portfolio it has named Panther Scalable Solutions.

The molecular assay detects and differentiates Trichomonas vaginalis and/or Mycoplasma genitalium in clinical urine samples.

About a year ago, New York City-based Celmatix launched a division to discover therapeutics for women's health indications including reproductive disorders.

The company said that diagnostic testing volumes, product and royalty revenues, and clinical services revenues all fell year over year.

The new division — called Celmatix Biosciences — will focus on women's health indications with high unmet need including reproductive disorders and menopause.

The investment bank called Genomic Health a leader in diagnostic testing and said Invitae will benefit from growth trends in the genetic testing sector.

The firm said clinical services revenues fell during the quarter due to reduced insurance reimbursement payments and mix of testing in the prior year.

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 firm missed the Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom lines, and it lowered its EPS and adjusted EPS guidance for full-year 2018.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.