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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genedrive announced today that it has partnered with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) to begin a study to evaluate the firm's hepatitis C Virus ID Kit.

Genedrive's HCV ID Kit runs on the firm's portable molecular diagnostics platform and is designed for use in low-resource settings, delivering results in 90 minutes. The platform uses PCR amplification and melt curve analysis to rapidly amplify and detect target nucleic acid sequences without the need for nucleic acid isolation.

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