NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UK-based molecular diagnostics company Osmetech announced today that it has submitted a request to the US Food and Drug Administration for Emergency Use Authorization for its swine flu test.

The company's Respiratory Pathogen Test Panel detects 18 bacteria and viruses commonly involved in infection, including the influenza A virus and the H1N1 subtype linked to the recent swine flu pandemic.

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