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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Commission has awarded €540,000 ($728,438) to UK-based Forsite Diagnostics to help develop a rapid molecular diagnostic test for malaria, the company said on Monday.

The test is being developed as part of a three-year project called Diagmal to develop a test using fresh blood samples to confirm the presence of Plasmodium parasites, which causes malaria. Currently no molecular tests exist on the market exist for Plasmodium, Forsite, one of the collaborators on Diagmal, said.

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