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Tuberculosis

30 March 2011

What is new in TB technology?

In keeping with the focus on innovation as part of World Tuberculosis Day in March 2011, here's a wrap of some of recent developments in TB technology.

In keeping with the focus on innovation as part of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day in March 2011, here's a wrap of some of recent developments in TB technology.

2. One-hour rapid test: The United Kingdom's Health Protection Agency (HPA) reported it had developed the test shortly after GeneXpert was announced. The one-hour test focuses on detecting a single DNA molecule in TB and expected to be more sensitive than most other rapid tests that look for a sequence of DNA, which may not be present in newer TB strains of TB.

 

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