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The real-time RT-PCR multiplex test is intended for the simultaneous detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2, influenza A virus, and influenza B virus.
The firm's SmartChip platform consists of a high-throughput liquid dispenser and a PCR instrument and can provide more than 5,000 reactions in one run.
The firm presented a poster at ASCO suggesting that its StemPrintER platform outperforms Exact Science's Oncotype Dx for predicting breast cancer recurrence.
The company already offers an antibody test, Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Test, that it is distributing for its Chinese joint venture partner Autobio Diagnostics.
More than a dozen studies have been published to date directly comparing molecular diagnostic COVID-19 tests, with some detecting differences, mostly in sensitivity.
The Minneapolis-based firm believes the assay can successfully serve as a clinical indicator for patients at risk of developing high-grade prostate cancer (HGPC), thereby improving prostate cancer management.
The firm also received the CE mark for the test, which uses a reformulated buffer and takes less time to process than a test requiring an RNA extraction step.
The expansion increases the number of PCR instruments and types of reagents and consumables labs can use to run the Applied Biosystems TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit.
Meridian has been providing essential components, including reagents, for multiple SARS-CoV-2 molecular and serology tests.
Replacing nasopharyngeal swabs with saliva samples or nasal swabs could increase throughput and convenience, as well as relieve reagent and equipment shortages.
The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.
Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.
A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.
In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.