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NEW YORK – With its first US Food and Drug Administration clearance of an instrument and assay, Akonni Biosystems now plans to build up a menu of diagnostic panels for complex diseases that require detection of tens to hundreds of biomarkers. 

The Frederick, Maryland-based firm intends to capitalize on the low cost of its technology, higher multiplexing capabilities compared to most competitors, and the potential to test for nucleic acids, proteins, or perform enzymatic reactions using its proprietary array-based technology.

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