NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – One day after saying that its third-quarter revenues would fail to meet expectations, Cepheid said on Thursday that it is acquiring a plastics company and bringing at least some of its molding operations in-house.

Company officials also said that the firm has signed the second of three agreements aimed at increasing adoption of its Xpert MTB/RIF test in resource-poor areas of the world with multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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