NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Grifols today announced the Procleix HEV assay for detection of hepatitis E has received CE marking.

Developed in collaboration with Hologic, the test uses nucleic acid amplification technology for the fully automated detection of hepatitis E virus RNA in blood, tissue, and organ donors. The Procleix HEV assay detects all four genotypes of the virus in plasma and serum specimens and will be sold for use on the Procleix Panther system in parts of Europe and other geographies that recognize CE marking.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.