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News on research and diagnostic development for pathogenic diseases.

The collaboration will align diagnostic placement with treatment capacity for tuberculosis and HIV, among other diseases. 

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

The T2Resistance Panel, which runs on the T2Dx instrument, detects 13 genes conferring antimicrobial resistance directly from whole blood in three to five hours.

The Ithaca, New York-based firm has submitted its molecular diagnostic instrument along with a test to detect chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas.

The study, sponsored by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focused on men who have sex with men and members of their social networks.