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Corgenix Medical Corp. to expand rapid testing capabilities to include Ebola virus

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TweetCorgenix Medical Corp. announced on Thursday that it will extend its viral hemorrhagic fever rapid test development to include the Ebola virus, which has recently seen increased activity in West Africa. Corgenix completed a multi-year study in collaboration with the … Read More »

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TB detection guidelines save U.S. taxpayers $15 million

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Tweet Tuberculosis screening guidelines established overseas by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have saved U.S. tax payers an estimated $15 million in medical costs by improving TB detection among refugees and immigrants. The CDC guidelines were adopted to … Read More »

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QIAGEN launches blood test to aid tuberculosis control

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TweetQIAGEN announced on Thursday that it received approval from the China Food and Drug Administration for its QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube tuberculosis diagnostic blood test. The test is available in many markets, including the United States and Europe, and has become … Read More »

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Roche launches cobas Cdiff Test for detection of Clostridium difficile

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Tweet Roche announced on Wednesday the launch of its cobas Cdiff Test, which detects Clostridium difficile in stool samples. The test specifically targets the toxin B gene in the bacteria and provides information to assist doctors in treatment recommendations to … Read More »

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Enigma Diagnostics awarded $1.9M grant for development of rapid MDR-TB POC assay

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TweetEnigma Diagnostics announced that it was awarded a second grant from the United Kingdom’s Technology Strategy Board worth $1.9 million for the development of its multi-drug resistant tuberculosis point-of-care assay. The grant will enable the advanced development of Enigma’s CE … Read More »

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MBio has successful Phase I trial of point-of-care TB assay

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TweetMBio Diagnostics, Inc., recently presented the Phase I results of a study that tested the efficacy of its multiplexed immunoassay platform. MBio is working with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics to develop a simple, point-of-care blood screening assay for … Read More »

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Bacteria-filled liquid crystals could improve disease detection

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TweetBy placing living, swimming bacteria in a novel water-based, nontoxic liquid crystal, researchers created a living liquid crystal that may improve disease detection, according to a recent scientific presentation. Researchers at Ohio’s Kent State University and Illinois’ Argonne National Laboratory … Read More »

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Roche launches HIV-1 test in EU

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TweetRoche, a Basel, Switzerland-based research-focused healthcare company, announced on Tuesday that the new version of its dual-target HIV-1 qualitative test is now able to be sold for clinical use in the European Union. The COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan HIV-1 Qualitative Test … Read More »

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Sedia receives NIAID grant for Phase II research of HIV assay

Researchers develop probe to detect staph bacteria

FIND announces three new appointments to board of directors

Study shows Xpert MTB/RIT test more accurate than smear microscopy

Internet disease surveillance may be better than traditional methods

FIND announces agreement to develop Chagas disease test

FIND collaborates with Guinea to improve detection of sleeping sickness

WHO calls for EOI in Round 6 Malaria RDT Testing Programme

Epistem assists in combat evaluation of Genedrive for U.S. Air Force

Menon Biosensors demonstrates industry-leading virus detection

Dynex Technologies diagnostic system has successful field trial

Quidel gains FDA approval for Group B Strep assay

Micro Imaging Technology adds staph bacteria to catalog of identifiers

Menon Biosensors successfully detects plague in thousands of samples

FDA approves BD Diagnostics’ novel StaphSR Assay

Request A Test offers TB blood test to alleviate shortage

Caltech researchers develop mobile HIV test

Rapid testing leads to more efficient care for influenza patients

LabCorp announces new rapid HIV diagnostic tools

Handheld tuberculosis test enables strain identification within 15 minutes

FIND and BD collaborate to evaluate cheaper TB test

Research team works to develop accurate pocket-sized test for TB

New DNA test shows promise for enhanced TBM diagnosis

RNA signatures could be used for TB diagnostic test