NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostic firm IntelligentMDx today announced its flu and respiratory virus test has been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration for marketing in the US.

The FDA cleared IMDx's automated molecular diagnostic test for the detection of influenza A, influenza B, and respiratory syncytial virus directly from nasopharyngeal swabs from patients who exhibit symptoms of respiratory infection. The test is for use on Abbott's automated m2000 platform.

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Mar
08
Sponsored by
Swift Biosciences

This webinar will discuss an optimized protocol for methyl-CpG binding domain sequencing (MBD-seq), which enables comprehensive, adequately powered, and cost-effective large-scale methylome-wide association studies (MWAS) of almost all 28 million CpG sites in the genome.

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05
Sponsored by
Labcyte

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