Infectious Disease

News on research and diagnostic development for pathogenic diseases.

The two companies plan to secure required initial regulatory approvals in individual African territories before expanding to other areas in the region.

A new assay uses digital loop-mediated isothermal amplification (dLAMP) to perform phenotypic antibacterial susceptibility testing in 30 minutes.

Hema's Rapid 1-2-3 Hema HIV Express test has been registered by the Chilean Ministry of Health and approved for sale in the country.

The firm is now in talks with commercialization and distribution partners to make the test widely available in Europe and other markets that recognize the CE mark. 

The test detects and differentiates norovirus genogroups I and II directly from stool without RNA extraction.