By Ben Butkus

Gen-Probe is in the early stages of developing a new version of its Panther molecular diagnostics system that will include real-time PCR capabilities on top of the platform's current isothermal amplification technology.

The company said that the new system, which is expected to be launched in 2015, will serve as a platform for real-time PCR-based assays developed through Prodesse, which Gen-Probe acquired in October 2009.

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