Close Menu

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – GenMark Diagnostics announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for a molecular diagnostic panel assay to detect fungal pathogens from blood cultures of patients with suspected bloodstream infections. 

The test is called the ePlex Blood Culture Identification Fungal Pathogen (BCID-FP) Panel. It runs on the firm's ePlex system, which utilizes microfluidics-based DNA hybridization to signal and capture probes as well as electrochemical detection technologies.

To read the full story....

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

Vox writes that lab mishaps involving pathogens are quite common.

In Genome Biology this week: analysis of wild and cultivated peach genomes, Hi-C-based pipeline for assembling microbial genomes from metagenomic data, and more.