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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Boehringer Ingelheim and GNA Biosolutions have entered into a research collaboration to develop emergency veterinary diagnostics, specifically a rapid diagnostic test for African swine fever to be used on a GNA portable molecular diagnostic platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Currently there are no effective treatments or vaccines for ASF, a viral infection which causes severe disease and high mortality in pigs.

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