Panagene ( and AdvanDx ( entered into an exclusive supply agreement under which Panagene will manufacture PNA probes for incorporation into AdvanDx’ PNA FISH in vitro diagnostic products. AdvanDx’ molecular-based tests provide species identification of bacteria and yeast from positive blood cultures, reportedly in less than three hours. “After a thorough evaluation we are delighted to elect Panagene as the supplier of PNA probes for our PNA FISH diagnostic products,” says Thais T. Johansen, president and CEO of AdvanDx. “The high quality and timely delivery of the probes contributes to the quality of AdvanDx’ tests for rapid identification of a broad range of bloodstream pathogens to its customers.”

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