This article has been updated from a previous version to clarify pricing information provided by a Quest spokesperson.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Industrial giant 3M has thrown its hat into the molecular diagnostics market with the shipment of its first thermal cycler — a compact microfluidics instrument called the 3M Integrated Cycler that Quest Diagnostics subsidiary Focus Diagnostics is marketing with a new line of tests targeted for infectious disease.

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