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The firm saw strong increases in international HIV sales of its OraQuick HIV Self-Test product in the quarter.

BD will supply its diagnostics and informatics products as part of the contract with Fleming Fund to take on AMR in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

The firm has entered the market in Africa with a new collaboration in Ghana. It is also developing instrument-agnostic STI and liquid biopsy tests.

Called Ion, the system combines low magnification, high-resolution imaging with a proprietary image analysis algorithm for rapid pathogen detection.

At Medica, the two firms, whose tests have received WHO prequalification, said their tests were seeing high adoption rates in lower-resource nations.

OraSure will purchase Houston-based Diversigen, a microbiome and metagenomics consulting, sequencing, and data analysis service provider.

Eurobio Scientific will also develop new test kits for the T-COR 8, a real-time PCR thermocycler originally developed for the US Army.

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Isothermal molecular assays to diagnose a parasitic infection that afflicts approximately 300 million people are moving closer to commercialization.

Having recently won prequalification status from the World Health Organization the British Columbia-based firm is also considering US regulatory options.

The test, which detects antibodies to Ebola virus from whole-blood samples and cadaveric oral fluid, was also granted breakthrough device designation.

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