By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – IQuum, a privately held molecular diagnostics firm, has gained Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Liat Influenza A/2009 H1N1 Assay.

The nucleic acid test can be performed from sample to result in 26 minutes. According to the firm, the Liat assay can detect and differentiate 2009 H1N1 influenza viral RNA from nasopharyngeal swab samples and has shown 100 percent agreement with an EUA comparator assay.

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Oct
15
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