Roche Diagnostics, Affibody, Quest Diagnostics, Thermo Electron | GenomeWeb

Roche Diagnostics has begun installing its West Nile virus blood-screening PCR systems at North American blood centers, in preparation for clinical trials scheduled to begin on or before July 1, the company said this week.

The test, which uses Roche’s PCR technology to amplify the genetic material of West Nile virus, is designed to help blood banks “ensure the safety” of blood and blood products used in transfusions and other procedures.

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