A step closer in developing a test for Tuberculosis: AHRI postdoctoral scientist is co-developer of a novel diagnostic assay ready for field evaluation
May 24, 2016 - 11:23
Tuberculosis ranks alongside HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.5 million people died from TB in 2014. The challenges in tackling the disease include that people are tested too late and that the turnaround for most tests is long. To remedy this,the WHO’s Stop TB Department identifies research and development of novel diagnostics as a research priority.