NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Siemens' Fast Track Diagnostics said today that it received CE marking for a real-time PCR assay that detects 14 human papillomavirus subtypes in high-risk patients, expanding its sexually transmitted infections portfolio.

The firm has launched a multiplex real-time PCR assay that detects HPV 16, HPV 18, and a pool of 12 other high-risk HPV subtypes, including an endogenous control.

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