NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – GenMark Diagnostics said today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its ePlex instrument and Respiratory Pathogen Panel, which detects more than 20 viral and bacterial pathogens that commonly cause upper respiratory infections.

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