NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — ATCC has partnered with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Thermo Fisher Scientific to bring a rapid, cost-effective PCR-based method of monitoring HIV drug resistance to resource-limited countries, ATCC said today.

Specifically, ATCC and CDC have partnered to scale up and distribute the kit to World Health Organization-designated and CDC-supported genotyping laboratories established through the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

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