Lab901 and Biofortuna said this week that they will collaborate on the development of an automated PCR-based diagnostic system for the rapid detection of celiac disease and other diseases related to human leukocyte antigen status.

Lab901, based in Edinburgh, UK, said that it will optimize its ScreenTape PCR diagnostics platform for use with Liverpool, UK-based Biofortuna’s multiplex PCR diagnostics kits for the detection of celiac disease and other HLA-related diseases such as reactive arthritis, diabetes, and drug hypersensitivity.

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