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Thermo Fisher’s blood test for Ara h 6 approved

Jan. 28, 2019—Thermo Fisher’s ImmunoCAP Specific IgE blood test for Ara h 6, part of a line of assays for detecting specific peanut allergen components, has been cleared by the FDA for in vitro diagnostic use. The test is designed to help allergists and other medical providers better predict which patients may be at risk for life-threatening sensitization to Ara ...

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FDA clears DiaSorin Bordetella test

Jan. 16, 2019—DiaSorin Molecular has received FDA clearance for its new Simplexa Bordetella Direct test. This CLIA moderate-complexity assay is designed for use on the Liaison MDX to provide qualitative detection and differentiation of Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis. The assay is performed directly from nasopharyngeal swab samples without extraction and provides results in about an hour. “We are very ...

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Health Network Labs buys Connective Tissue Gene Tests

Jan. 15, 2019—Health Network Laboratories has acquired Connective Tissue Gene Tests LLC (Allentown, Pa.), a provider of molecular diagnostic testing services for inherited genetic disorders. CTGT uses its proprietary analytic methods, mutation database, and technology to provide more than 3,300 unique tests covering more than 1,000 genes. “The acquisition of CTGT will complement HNL’s comprehensive clinical genetic laboratory service programs ...

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Luminex acquires MilliporeSigma’s flow cytometry portfolio

Jan. 14, 2019—Luminex has completed its acquisition of MilliporeSigma’s flow cytometry portfolio for $75 million. The flow cytometry portfolio includes the Amnis family of imaging flow cytometry products for cell-based analysis and the Guava portfolio of microcapillary flow cytometry systems. “The Amnis and Guava products complement our wide range of existing flow-based offerings, further differentiating our portfolio and ensuring we ...

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