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Quidel Receives FDA Clearance for Its New Solana(TM) Molecular System and Solana(TM) Molecular Assay for Diagnosis of Group a Streptococcal Infections

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- --
Quidel Corporation
(NASDAQ: QDEL), a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Quidel's new instrumented molecular system -- Solana -- and for the Solana Group A Strep Assay (Solana GAS Assay) for the rapid, qualitative detection of β-hemolytic, Group A Streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes) nucleic acids isolated from throat swab specimens from patients with signs and symptoms of pharyngitis, such as sore throat.

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