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WHO launches new website on: Laboratory and in vitro diagnostics.

Madhukar Pai - Nov. 23, 2018
Hi All, WHO has just launched a dedicated web page that harmonizes all IVDs information available on the WHO website. This is a complement to the WHO Essential Diagnostics List. The EDL secretar...
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Clinical Diagnostics Essential diagnostics list laboratories SAGE IVD who
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AideSmart! app for multiplex, point-of-care screening strategy for HIV and related coinfections in pregnant women

Madhukar Pai - Oct. 16, 2018
Please see this open-access paper: https://sti.bmj.com/content/early/2018/10/15/sextrans-2017-053491 Best Madhu AideSmart! app for multiplex, point-of-care screening strategy for HIV and related...
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application Clinical Diagnostics HIV
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Dengue Vaccine Maker Struggles to Find a Diagnostic That Will Make Its Product Safe to Use

Madhukar Pai - June 19, 2018
Please see this interesting article in Scientific American blog about the need for a good, rapid dengue test: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dengue-vaccine-makers-struggle-to-find-a-dia...
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Clinical Diagnostics Dengue vaccine
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

GDF TB Diagnostics Catalog

Madhukar Pai - June 6, 2018
GDF is the largest global provider of quality-assured tuberculosis (TB) medicines, diagnostics, and laboratory supplies to the public sector. Since 2001, GDF has facilitated access to high-quality TB ...
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catalog Clinical Diagnostics Global Drug Facility
Global Health Diagnostics

Next-generation diagnostics with CRISPR

Madhukar Pai - May 16, 2018
Please see this interesting article in Science on development of next-generation diagnostics applying CRISPR-Cas biology. Best Madhu Next-generation diagnostics with CRISPR Madhukar Pai
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Clinical Diagnostics CRISPR
Global Health Diagnostics

Urine Lipoarabinomannan for Tuberculosis Diagnosis: Evolution and Prospects

Madhukar Pai - April 9, 2018
Please see this perspective on urine LAM assay for TB, and its evolution/prospects. URL: http://clinchem.aaccjnls.org/content/early/2018/04/06/clinchem.2018.286625 Best Madhu Urine Lipoarabin...
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Clinical Diagnostics tuberculosis urine LAM Urine lipoarabinomannan
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Malaria-free but still sick: What’s giving millions of kids fevers?

Madhukar Pai - March 7, 2018
Please see this fascinating article in Science on the challenges of managing fevers that are not malaria. Malaria RDTs, as helpful as they are, don't provide a complete solution for patients with acut...
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Clinical Diagnostics fever malaria
TB Infection Control

Three TB-focused courses at the McGill Summer Institute this coming June in Montreal!

Dear colleagues, Stakeholders in the fight to end TB now have three courses on TB to choose from at the 4th McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health. - Researchers, coord...
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Nice review on diagnosis of fungal infections

Madhukar Pai - Oct. 25, 2017
Lancet Infectious Diseases has published a series on fungal infections and the attached article includes a nice overview on diagnostic challenges with fungal infections and diagnostic lab capacity req...
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Clinical Diagnostics diagnosis fungal infections
Global Health Diagnostics

A guide to aid the selection of diagnostic tests

Madhukar Pai - Sept. 6, 2017
Please see this new article by MSF colleagues, where they outline a six-step approach to overcoming the obstacles encountered by Médecins Sans Frontières in selecting and implementing in vitro diagnos...
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Clinical Diagnostics
Global Health Diagnostics

Diagnosis of Zika

Madhukar Pai - Feb. 3, 2017
Hi All, Here is a useful, free JCM review article on Zika diagnosis. Since it is hard to clinically separate Zika from other acute fevers, there is a need for accurate, simple, commercial tools tha...
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Clinical Diagnostics zika virus
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

NAAT sensitivity for intrinsic drug resistance

Ranjan Perera - Aug. 6, 2016
If I am correct, NAAT mainly targets only on the potential genetic mutations that can occur in the TB genome. But apart from the mutations, cell wall efflux mechanisms that naturally occur in the baci...
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FIND is recruiting: Senior Scientific Officer - Clinical Trial Coordinator

Claudia Denkinger - Nov. 23, 2015
Overall objective: FIND’s vision is a world where diagnosis guides the way to health for all people. The FIND team is devoted to driving the development, clinical trialling, and early implementatio...
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Clinical Diagnostics clinical trials
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

FIND is recruiting: Senior Scientific Officer - Clinical Trial Coordinator

Claudia Denkinger - Nov. 23, 2015
Overall objective: FIND’s vision is a world where diagnosis guides the way to health for all people. The FIND team is devoted to driving the development, clinical trialling, and early implementatio...
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Clinical Diagnostics clinical trials Diagnostics & Treatment