Pentax launches dengue fever test kit in Japan:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Pentax has launched a compact diagnostic kit for the detection of dengue virus IgM antibodies in Japan. Commercialisation of the product follows successful international field tests last year. The set comprises 12 tests per kit, with a recommended price of Y20,000 ($178) per kit. Combined sales of Y300m are expected in the period to March 2006. Pentax noted it is also considering developing similar diagnostic kits to detect HIV and Japanese encephalitis antibodies.