NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A recent case study has shown the utility of combined PCR/electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (PCR/ESI-MS) for detecting a rare pathogen in a case of meningitis.

The PCR/ESI-MS technology is currently used by Abbott in its Plex-ID platform, and is being incorporated into a next-generation platform called Iridica, the company said recently.

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