Tyrian, Becton Dickinson End POC TB Dx Partnership | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Australian firm Tyrian Diagnostics said today that it has discontinued its collaboration with Becton Dickinson to develop a point-of-care diagnostic for active tuberculosis, as neither firm was able to consistently detect Tyrian's lead protein biomarker in clinical samples at high enough sensitivity and specificity levels.

Tyrian and BD entered into a collaboration and licensing deal in July 2007 to develop and commercialize TB diagnostic tests based upon biomarkers discovered by Tyrian.

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