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QuantuMDx teams up with Swiss nonprofit to develop handheld TB test

QuantuMDx is teaming up with a Swiss nonprofit organization to develop its handheld test for tuberculosis, building momentum for a full commercial rollout of its innovative diagnostic tool.

Nanosphere reels in $18.4M in stock sale

Molecular diagnostics developer Nanosphere reeled in $18.4 million in a stock sale with the proceeds slotted to be used for general corporate purposes and working capital.

'See-through' sensors for the brain are transparent to imaging diagnostics

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have come up with an implantable sensor so thin that scientists studying the brain can see through it using a wide range of imaging technologies.

FDA grants bioMérieux emergency authorization for one-hour Ebola Dx

BioFire, a subsidiary of French diagnostics outfit bioMérieux, was granted emergency authorization from the FDA for two of its Ebola tests.

Johns Hopkins scientists develop real-time diagnostic system for drug-resistant bacteria

Amid the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs in hospital systems and facilities, scientists at Johns Hopkins are developing a real-time tracking system that could quickly diagnose and monitor antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.

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