Items tagged with Diagnostics

New guidance documents to support implementation of next generation sequencing to detect DR-TB (post with simple image)

The World Health Organization issues two new guidance documents to support implementation of next generation sequencing to detect drug-resistant TB.

Diagnosing paediatric TB: Challenges and needs (post with simple image)

Médecins Sans Frontières releases a factsheet outlining the current scenario of diagnosing TB in children and making recommendations to test developers for needed improvements.

Time for $5 Coalition launches global petition targeting medical test maker Cepheid and parent corporation Danaher (post with simple image)

TB advocates protest outside the headquarters of Danaher in Washington, DC, demanding price drop to $5 per test.

Danaher continues to charge exorbitant prices for lifesaving medical tests despite urgent demands for price reductions by several Ministries of Health (post with simple image)

Officials from several Ministries of Health have written to Danaher requesting that the price of the tests for XDR-TB, HIV and hepatitis — currently priced at $14.90 per test cartridge — also be lowered to no more than $7.97. 

TAG calls on Danaher to drop the prices of GeneXpert tests and make the cost audit public (post with simple image)

TAG calls on Danaher to lower the price of GeneXpert tests for TB and other diseases to $5 each and to commit to public transparency of the cost audit of Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra.
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