landscaping study on rapid diagnostic tests available in the market, specially in SEARO countries

Marc Tebruegge replied

Dear Amit, Please find attached a paper reporting a global survey on TB diagnostics performed in 2016, which was led by Massimo Amicosante, who tragically died a few weeks after acceptance of the paper. The survey mainly focused on lab-based tests, but the paper does also present some data on ... read more

Updated: 17 Jul, 2018
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Benchmark report on HCV main diagnostics, fibrosis evaluation and treatment monitoring

Bryn Gay replied

ICYMI - The Association de Lutte Contre le Sida (ALCS) and Coalition PLUS have just published the English version of the report entitled ''Diagnosis and monitoring of hepatitis C (HCV) in Morocco - Current status and strategies for universal access''. read more

Updated: 16 Jul, 2018
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Inclusion of TB diagnostics on the WHO Essential Diagnostics List

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this editorial by WHO colleagues. Best Madhu read more

Updated: 12 Jul, 2018
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Automated TruTip nucleic acid extraction and purification from raw sputum

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this interesting technology to extract nucleic acids from sputum samples: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0199869 read more

Updated: 11 Jul, 2018
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Academic editorial opportunity with the Human Diagnosis Project

by Joaquin Blaya, PhD

I thought some of you might be interested in this opportunity. It's from the Human Diagnosis Project (where I work) whose goal is to create an online system where any clinician or patient can get the steps to help them. Below is the announcement. Unfortunately, for now, it's only for ... read more

Updated: 03 Jul, 2018
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AMR animation

by Romain Prieur

Great short 5mins animation describing the problem related to antimicrobial resistance. Great piece to share for those non-technical Thanks for BMGF support read more

Updated: 28 Jun, 2018
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A bibliometric analysis of tuberculosis research

by Madhukar Pai

Hi All, Please see this new paper. Key finding is the emergence of BRICS as major TB research producers and funders. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0199706 Best Madhu read more

Updated: 25 Jun, 2018
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Commercial products to preserve specimens for tuberculosis diagnosis: a systematic review

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this new systematic review of commercial products for specimen preservation for TB diagnosis. PDF attached. Best Madhu read more

Updated: 23 Jun, 2018
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