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NEW YORK — The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued separate Emergency Use Authorizations for SARS-CoV-2 tests developed by PreciGenome and PlexBio.

PreciGenome's FastPlex Triplex SARS-CoV-2 Detection Kit is designed to detect the virus' ORF1ab and N genes in oropharyngeal swabs. Nucleic acid extraction is performed using Qiagen's QIAamp Viral RNA Mini Kit and the test runs on RainSure Scientific's DropX-2000 Digital PCR System.

Precigenome is a San Jose, California-based developer of microfluidics technologies.

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