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Seegene Receives Canadian Approval for Allplex Respiratory MDx Test

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Seegene today announced that Health Canada has approved its multiplexed Allplex Respiratory Panel 5 assay.

The real-time PCR-based molecular diagnostic test identifies influenza virus A subtypes H1 and H3, influenza B, and human respiratory syncytial viruses A and B.

Seoul, South Korea-based Seegene now offers ten infectious disease tests in Canada, the firm said in a statement.

In February the firm received US Food and Drug Administration approval for its test for herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, its first foray into the American market. 

Seegene said that it is pursuing submissions of other Allplex tests for the European, Canadian, and American markets.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

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Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.