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SpeeDx, Diagen Sign Distribution Agreement for Scandinavia

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – SpeeDx has announced a distribution agreement with Diagen, a Scandinavian clinical laboratory supplier.

The agreement will open crucial sales channels in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway for SpeeDx's PlexPCR and ResistancePlus real-time PCR product lines.

Using SpeeDx's technology, the PlexPCR range will enable Diagen customers to receive diagnostic information on STIs and other infectious diseases from a single test. The agreement will also provide Diagen customers access to SpeeDx's ResistancePlus MG assay, which tests for the Mycoplasma genitalium STI. SpeeDx's assay is the first CE-IVD test to simultaneously detect M. genitalium and genetic markers for azithromycin resistance, as recommended by new European guidelines on M. genitalium resistance screening in the management of  non-gonococcal urethritis.     

SpeeDx announced yesterday that the New South Wales Medical Devices Fund has granted the company A$2.5 million (US$2 million) for the continued rollout of the ResistancePlus MG test.