US Army Joins Forces With Israeli Startup For 4-Min Malaria, CBC Test
The United States Army Medical Research Directorate Kenya (USAMRD-K) has linked up with blood diagnostics company SightDx to develop and test a portable, rapid-testing malaria and complete blood count (CBC) device.
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One year on from its IPO on Euronext Brussels, abdominal implant maker Sequana Medical has secured €19m ($21m) in an equity placement. The company said it had been backed by new and existing investors.