NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Luminex said today that the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) is using Luminex's xMAP technology to develop rapid diagnostics for the Ebola virus.

Luminex said that its MAGPIX system was recently deployed to Africa to support research efforts to control the current outbreak of the virus, which has claimed more than 700 lives across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

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