University of Virginia

VTCRI received a $500,000 award from Virginia Catalyst to further develop its test. BrainBox Solutions also provided a matching $500,000 for the project.

By dropping the cutoff value in urine immunoassay testing to 20 from 100, the researchers reduced the false-negative rate to 2 percent from 47 percent.

Researchers implemented qPCR on TaqMan Array Cards to find six pathogens are responsible for up to 90 percent of childhood diarrhea at seven sites in Africa and Asia.