Spartan enters partnership to develop HIV test

OTTAWA – Spartan Bioscience teams up Spartan-logo107X22.JPGwith Atlanta-based Cooperative Diagnostics in an effort to co-develop new DNA testing technology for HIV and AIDS for the developing world. Ottawa-based Spartan, which makes DNA analyzers, says the partnership agreement will see the company pair its DX-12 DNA analyzer with Cooperative Diagnostics’ custom HIV-1 RNA blood-screening kit. The firms hope to develop a test that will cost less than US$10, ensuring that it’s affordable for people in poorer nations. Click here for more information.

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