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IMDx to Develop Tests on Abbott's m2000 Platform

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics firm IMDx reported on Thursday that it has entered into an agreement with Abbott to design, develop, and manufacture assays using Abbott's FDA-approved m2000 platform.

Privately held IMDx will also bring the assays through the regulatory process.

Financial and other terms of the multi-year deal were not disclosed.

The tests covered by the agreement include assays for Clostridium difficile, vancomycin-resistant Enterococci; Group B Streptococci; Influenza A/Influenza B, and Herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Two other tests, for determining the viral load for Epstein-Barr virus and for BK virus, will be commercialized outside the US, Cambridge, Mass.-based IMDx said.

The company uses its proprietary bioinformatics process to create its tests, ensuring products that are optimized and in silico verified, it said.