NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cepheid said today that it is broadening its collaboration with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics to bring point-of-care tuberculosis diagnostics to all levels of the health system in low- and middle-income countries.

Specifically, the partners will evaluate the performance of Cepheid's new GeneXpert Omni system and Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra test, and assess the Omni's cloud-based connectivity. All resulting data from the evaluation will be made publicly available, Cepheid said.

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