NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen today said that it will provide molecular sample and assay technologies for a PCR-based blood screening program for HIV and hepatitis C virus in Brazil.

The contract — signed with Bio-Manguinhos, which provides vaccines and diagnostics to the Brazilian Ministry of Health — will run for five years, following approval by Brazilian patent authorities. The deal contains options for subsequent extensions, said Qiagen.

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