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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — InDevR said today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its FluChip-8G Influenza A+B assay.

The RT-PCR-based in vitro diagnostic is designed to detect whole gene segments for influenza A and B viruses in order to identify and differentiate them. A machine learning algorithm then identifies the signal pattern of specific target virus groups to help characterize infections as seasonal or nonseasonal.

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