Cortecs launches one-step Helicobacter pylori test
This article was originally published in Clinica
Cortecs has introduced a one-step H pylori test in the UK. The small, self-contained test uses dry chemistry and a capillary comb to take 50 micro l blood samples. Results take five minutes. The kit will initially be promoted to general practitioners in the UK and Cortecs hopes to sell it OTC through pharmacies once it has gained acceptance among GPs. It costs £12 ($18). The company has an exclusive distribution agreement with Boehringer Mannheim, the world's number two diagnostics company.