Hoping to build on the market potential of its recently released cystic fibrosis multi-analyte-specific reagent, a Thermo Electron unit may soon begin marketing a chip-based diagnostic test for a variety of respiratory viruses to major reference laboratories, a researcher familiar with the underlying technology told SNPtech Reporter. The development also means that Thermo Biostar, and by extension Thermo Electron, may soon begin competing against companies such as Sequenom, Applied Biosystems, and especially Third Wave Technologies in the molecular-diagnostics space.

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