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NEW YORK – Fluidigm said on Wednesday that it has received Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Advanta Dx SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR assay, an extraction-free saliva-based test to detect nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Fluidigm's stock soared on the announcement. In early Wednesday trading on the Nasdaq, shares of the company were up around 29 percent at $11.34.

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