Cepheid today unveiled a slew of innovations that it is developing for its flagship GeneXpert platform to help it move beyond infectious disease diagnostics and increase its presence in the oncology, epidemiology, and biodefense markets.

Namely, over the next five years Cepheid will be introducing new amplification and detection technology, as well as a new disposable test cartridge design that will enable multiplexed, nested PCR amplification and detection of up to 1,000 targets in a single disposable.

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