Lab awarded $4M to develop rapid test to keep blood supply safe from Zika
11:05 AM, Aug 12, 2016
11:10 AM, Aug 12, 2016
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -
A $4.1 million agreement with Hologic, Inc. was made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to advance the development of a blood screening test that will help detect the presence of Zika in the blood supply.
“Accurate blood-screening tools are vital to protecting our nation’s blood supply from Zika. This test may provide another tool laboratories can use to identify infected blood donations to help ensure patients’ safety,” said Dr. Richard Hatchett, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority acting director.