NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Roche has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Cobas 6800 and Cobas 8800 molecular diagnostic platforms and associated hepatitis B and hepatitis C viral load assays.

The assays are the first approved by the FDA for use on the Cobas 6800 and 8800. These medium- and high-throughput PCR systems were unveiled in 2013, and allow for rapid, automated, mixed-batch processing.

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