NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nanosphere today said that it has filed a 510(k) application to the US Food and Drug Administration for marketing clearance of its Verigene SP Respiratory Virus Assay.

The assay detects influenza and respiratory syncytial virus and runs on the firm's Verigene SP system, an automated sample-to-result molecular diagnostic instrument. The Verigene SP is a newer version of the firm's first-generation Verigene system.

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