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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Molecular diagnostics company Altona said on Thursday it has received CE marking for a workflow to detect infectious diseases.

The workflow called the AltoStar Molecular Diagnostic Workflow, includes the AltoStar Automation System AM16 pipetting workstation and the firm's AltoStar Connect Software, and enables real-time PCR infectious disease testing with nucleic acid purification, assay setup, and automated cycler programming for amplification and detection.

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