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Sweat collection system

October 2018—EliTechGroup Biomedical Systems released its FDA-cleared Macroduct Advanced Sweat Collection System for use in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. The system includes a touchscreen user interface with step-by-step graphical instructions that help standardize pilocarpine iontophoresis and sweat collection.

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Qiagen joins forces with SRL to launch companion dx

October 2018—Qiagen announced a collaboration with SRL, a large clinical testing laboratory company in Japan, to prepare for introducing new companion diagnostics simultaneously with new drug approvals. The nonexclusive master collaboration agreement for clinical laboratory research services will enable rapid implementation by SRL of Qiagen’s companion diagnostic workflows upon approval of the drugs and tests by Japan’s Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency.

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SelectMDx cost-effective in four European countries

October 2018—MDxHealth announced that a study validating the cost-effectiveness of Select­MDx for Prostate Cancer has been published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases. The study evaluates the potential cost-effectiveness of SelectMDx, a noninvasive liquid biopsy test to identify patients at increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer, in a population of men from France, Germany, Italy, and Spain with elevated prostate specific antigen.

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