Seegene, a molecular diagnostics company based in Rockville, Md., and Seoul, Korea, this week launched a multiplex-formatted diagnostic that simultaneously detects 18 of the most common respiratory pathogens to determine whether infections are bacterial or viral.
 
The company said that its PCR test, which it claims is the first of its kind, could improve how physicians treat respiratory infections by increasing accuracy, decreasing analysis time, and lowering costs.
 

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