By Molika Ashford

MDx startup Thermal Gradient said this week that achievements in the performance and cost of its disposable PCR cartridge technology and success in its HIV assay development project have spurred the company to begin seeking out private investment as well as additional molecular diagnostics partnerships.

The company earlier this month announced improvements in the sensitivity of its disposable test cartridges for PCR assays and claimed advances in production yields and cost reduction.

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