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At AMP, the companies announced a partnership to add Paragon Genomics' NGS target enrichment technologies to the flagship Sophia AI platform worldwide.

Smaller multiplex molecular panels of five or fewer targets will be covered, while a determination of gastrointestinal panel coverage is expected soon.

Collaborators said that the test is accurate and reliable for the rapid detection of the most common gram-positive bacteria responsible for bloodstream infections.

The deals cover Plexbio's IntelliPlex 1000 πCode Processor and the PlexBio 100 Fluorescent Analyzer for the IVD and life science research markets.

The firm also received approval from the Singapore Health Sciences Authority to market the Unyvero blood culture cartridges.

In the longer term, the two firms plan to use PlexBio's multiplexing technology to develop a full menu of infectious disease assays. 

The Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel is the first of a number of planned infectious disease syndromic panels on the firm's PCR-based system. 

The firm has settled on a set of metabolite biomarkers, along with an algorithm, for its first version of a test for arterial plaque buildup.

The firm will adapt multiplex panels for prognosis of septic shock patients to its array-based portable diagnostic platform.

The new platform, called Fusion, is an addition to the Panther system and will run qPCR assays with three "mini panels" currently in the works.

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