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How a Northbrook company is helping detect infections like norovirus

How a Northbrook company is helping detect infections like norovirus

No one wants to eat something and get sick. But foodborne illnesses, like the cases linked to Chipotle restaurants, can easily land you in the doctor's office.

Once you're there, the Verigene System, a molecular diagnostic testing platform developed by Northbrook-based medical device company Nanosphere, helps clinicians quickly identify what ails you.

"Norovirus spreads quickly, like wildfire," said Scott Powell, marketing manager of Nanosphere. "The quicker you can identify a person with it, the quicker you can put them in isolation and away from other people so it doesn't spread."

Medical facilities using Verigene include the University of...

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