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ThirdWave Obtains FDA Clearance for Proprietary Molecular Test

This is the second time the NASDAQ-traded company Third Wave Technologies has received FDA clearance for its molecular testing products. The company’s InPlex™ CF Molecular Test can both detect and identify cystic fibrosis mutations in a patient’s DNA samples. The microfluidic card used for this test was co-developed with the 3M Company. According to the company’s research of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, cystic fibrosis affects more than 30,000 Americans every year, and is the most commonly-inherited disease in the US.

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