NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen today said it has joined a global initiative to develop affordable and portable molecular diagnostics for resource-poor regions of the world.

The Point-of-Care Diagnostics Initiative is led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Grand Challenges Canada and targets the development of new molecular diagnostic platforms to improve healthcare in the poorest regions of the world. Qiagen joins more than 20 other non-profits, academic, and corporate organizations in the initiative.

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