NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Spartan Bioscience said today that it will work with Cooperative Diagnostics to validate the use of an HIV assay on its analyzer as part of an effort to develop an HIV test for developing countries.

The companies will conduct validation testing of Cooperative Diagnostics' HIV PCR assay on Spartan's DX-12 DNA analyzer. Cooperative Diagnostics' Simplex HIV-1 RNA kit is part of a blood screening kit made and distributed by Cooperative Diagnostics International in Guatemala.

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