Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Trinity Biotech's HIV test gets FDA clearance

Trinity Biotech, an Ireland-based company, issued today a press release announcing that they just got FDA approval for being used in doctors' offices and clinics. Previously, it could be used in the hospital environment only. Why is this important?

Trinity Biotech’s Uni-Gold™ Recombigen® HIV test is approved by the FDA for the detection of antibodies to HIV in human serum, plasma, venous and finger stick whole blood and is the only Rapid HIV Test to be approved for use with all four sample types. The product is easy to use, requires one-step and produces a result within ten minutes.
So basically, its the quickest AND best test on the market; and now, it's even more available. Testing is important; in developped countries, sexual tranmission of HIV-1 occurs principaly with a partner unaware of (his/her) infected condition.



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