The agreement gives Ventana access to results from a collaboration and licensing agreement that Transgenomic made separately with the University of Melbourne.
The device, which will be tested in collaboration with a Panamanian research institute, will run 40-minute tests without the need for electricity.
The materials and equipment, which were purchased in August, include supplies to perform the CDC MAC-ELISA test and its Trioplex RT-qPCR assay.
The investment bank said it has heard positive feedback from early adopters in Europe of GenMark's ePlex system and respiratory panel.
The firm plans to submit the Mycoplasma genitalium test to the FDA in 2017 and has entered an agreement with the CDC for test evaluation.
In Science this week: a global genetic interaction map for Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and progress made in genomics, precision medicine, and therapeutics.
The price of plane tickets can affect how scientists in different countries choose to collaborate with each other, NPR reports.
The Annals of Improbable Research has awarded the 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes.
Scientific American alleges that the FDA has been "arm-twisting journalists into relinquishing their reportorial independence."