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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Great Basin said today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its stool bacterial pathogens panel, which "addresses a significant unmet need" for an affordable panel that quickly and accurately diagnoses patients suffering from food-borne gastrointestinal distress.

Great Basin noted that its assay simultaneously detects Salmonella, Shigella, Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli, and Campylobacter — bacterial pathogens that make up nearly 95 percent of all food-borne illnesses in the US.

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