• NeuMoDx CT/NG Assay designed to improve accessibility, affordability and timeliness in sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing in the U.S.Qiagen
  • U.S. regulatory clearance of new assay for use on both NeuMoDx 96 and 288 versions of integrated PCR-based clinical molecular testing system
  • Global presence anchored by 16 EU-certified in-vitro diagnostics (CE-IVD) tests, positioning NeuMoDx as having one of the broadest test menus available to customers

Germantown, Maryland, and Venlo, the Netherlands, Jan. 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QIAGEN (NYSE: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the NeuMoDx CT/NG Assay 2.0, growing its test menu for its integrated PCR-based clinical molecular testing systems NeuMoDx 96 and 288 in the United States.

This assay is designed for direct detection of asymptomatic and symptomatic bacterial infections involving Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and / or Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) – the most common type of bacterial infection among sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The majority of these infections are asymptomatic and generally curable with existing single-dose regimens of antibiotics. However, the time it takes for results to be received is often long, impeding follow-up care.

This FDA clearance supports the test menu expansion for NeuMoDx Molecular Systems in the U.S. It also builds on the 16 EU-certified in-vitro diagnostics (CE-IVD) tests available on these systems, which is one of the broadest on the market in countries accepting CE-IVD markings, including assays for transplant-associated viruses, respiratory infections, blood-borne viruses, and sexual and reproductive health.

“Ensuring rapid and accurate diagnosis of STIs is an important medical need that QIAGEN is helping to address with the clearance of this NeuMoDx assay in the U.S.,” said Fernando Beils, Senior Vice President, Head of the Molecular Diagnostics Business Area at QIAGEN. “It also marks an important milestone with the first FDA clearance of a NeuMoDx assay for use on both systems, and this will be an important differentiator in building out the menu in the U.S. to complement the broad menu offered in Europe and other countries.”

The NeuMoDx 96 and 288 Molecular Systems are fully automated, continuous random-access analysers that deliver results in just about an hour. The systems extract DNA to isolate the target nucleic acids and then conduct a real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Room-temperature stable reagents and consumables dramatically reduce waste. Based on microfluidic cartridges, they allow running of 12 reactions at once and up to eight hours of operator walkaway capability. These capabilities dramatically improve lab productivity and the ability to provide clinicians with critical information in a timely manner.

For more information about the NeuMoDx assay menu, please visit https://go.qiagen.com/neumodx 

QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands-based holding company, is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions that enable customers to gain valuable molecular insights from samples containing the building blocks of life. Our sample technologies isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from blood, tissue and other materials. Assay technologies make these biomolecules visible and ready for analysis. Bioinformatics software and knowledge bases interpret data to report relevant, actionable insights. Automation solutions tie these together in seamless and cost-effective workflows. QIAGEN provides solutions to more than 500,000 customers around the world in Molecular Diagnostics (human healthcare) and Life Sciences (academia, pharma R&D and industrial applications, primarily forensics). As of September 30, 2023, QIAGEN employed more than 6,000 people in over 35 locations worldwide. Further information can be found at http://www.qiagen.com.

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