NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Cepheid official said yesterday that the firm expects to receive Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration soon for the firm's molecular test for the 2009 influenza A H1N1 virus.

Cepheid CFO Andrew Miller said yesterday at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference held here that the firm expects to file for full FDA clearance of the test after it receives the EUA. He said that the test will identify H1, H3, and novel H1N1 strains and will provide results in 45 minutes.

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