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