By Ben Butkus

Focus Diagnostics' next molecular diagnostic for the 3M Integrated Cycler will be a single test for seasonal influenza A, influenza B, and respiratory syncytial virus, a company executive said this week.

The test, which is expected to receive the European CE Mark in the next few weeks and has been submitted for regulatory approval in the US, would be the second under the company's Simplexa line of assays, established last year through an exclusive partnership inked between Focus and 3M.

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