Chinese company launches world's fastest HIV test:
This article was originally published in Clinica
A Chinese company claims to have developed the world's fastest and most economic HIV diagnostic test. Piji Bioengineering, based in Shenzen, last week announced that its new test could detect the presence of HIV in a blood sample within three hours. In existing tests, this can usually only be done a month after the virus has entered the body. Piji's bioengineering's director of research, Huang Qianhua, added that the test could also determine the degree of virulence of the virus. The new diagnostic took some three years to develop and costs Yuan 100 ($12). The Chinese health authorities have given the go-ahead for domestic market approval, but the test will initially only be sold to hospitals.
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