NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Case Western Reserve University said today that it has licensed exclusive worldwide rights to University Hospitals Case Medical Center to a series of HIV diagnostic tests.

The phenotypic and genotypic HIV tests were invented by Eric Arts, a professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, and Miguel Quiñones-Mateu, an assistant professor in the department of pathology. The tests determine drug resistance and co-receptor tropism in HIV, said Case Western.

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