Meridian Bioscience has developed a simple, equipment-free, rapid nucleic acid purification method for use with a variety of clinical specimens, and demonstrated that it enables similar analytical and clinical sensitivity as current commonly used methods such as silica-based purification.

According to the company, the new method is expected to further simplify the workflow in front of several of its isothermal amplification-based molecular diagnostic assays that use complex clinical sample types such as stool, urine, and certain respiratory samples.

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