NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – After years in development, a handheld point-of-care molecular diagnostic device from QuantuMDx is poised to hit the market next year with malaria and tuberculosis as its initial target markets, a company executive said last week on the sidelines of the 32nd Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.

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