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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Roche said today that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the cobas TaqScreen MPX Test v2.0 for blood screening.

The real-time, multi-dye PCR assay is designed to detect and identify HIV, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus in donations of human whole blood and blood components including source plasma. It runs on the company's fully automated cobas s 201 system, which uses four separate channels for signal detection, enabling simultaneous monitoring of the three viral targets and an internal control.

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