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The San Diego diagnostics firm's technology is designed for rapid, multiplexed, blood-based testing in a physician's office setting.

The special conditions of MDx use in the pediatric market may also present advantages in patient satisfaction metrics, a BioFire representative said. 

Building on a recent point-counterpoint in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, lab directors discuss pros and cons of large MDx panels for infectious disease testing. 

The researchers are also developing the method in tandem with a more extensive pathogen profiling diagnostic platform from Swedish startup Q-linea.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MRC Technology today announced a collaboration with Renishaw Diagnostics to identify and develop clinical diagnostic tests for infectious diseases.

Originally published May 7.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genalyte today announced it has inked distribution deals for its Maverick Detection System covering parts of Europe.
The system, which analyzes multiple antibodies and other proteins, also received the CE Mark for research use in Europe.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Rad Laboratories and Inpeco today announced a deal to build interfaces between Bio-Rad's clinical diagnostics platforms and Inpeco's FlexLab system.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Response Biomedical today said that it has signed a new, nonexclusive deal for Fisher HealthCare to distribute its portfolio of infectious disease tests in the US.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SQI Diagnostics and Algorithme Pharma today said they are co-developing a proof-of-concept assay for immunogenicity testing of heparin and heparin-based low molecular weight biosimilar compounds.

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Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

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