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Search for blood-prick test

4 Nov, 2014

Researchers are looking for a faster way to test for the virus, especially for field use in west Africa. Chief executive of Genalyte, a San Diego-based company that makes pinprick tests:

There’s a great deal of interest in a technology that can screen large numbers of people from a finger prick in only a few minutes.

CEO at BioFire Defense, based in Salt Lake City, which has got clearance from the WHO for a one-hour test that is sent to a laboratory:

It would have taken years to get this product approved through the traditional process