Meridian Bioscience said this week that it has received medical device license approval from Health Canada to market its Illumigene Mycoplasma and Pertussis assays.

The Illumigene Mycoplasma test amplifies specific DNA from Mycoplasma pneumonia to detect the bacterium and help patients receive appropriate treatment in a timely manner. Meantime, Illumigene Pertussis amplifies a specific DNA target to detect Bordetella pertussis from nasopharyngeal swabs.

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