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Roche to assist HIV testing project in developing nations

29th September 2014

Roche has agreed to participate in a new global access programme that will aim to improve the diagnosis and detection of HIV and AIDS in poorer countries.

The company has made a commitment to expanding access to its Cobas AmpliPrep/Cobas TaqMan HIV-1 Test version 2.0 through a special pricing scheme for qualifying organisations in eligible nations.

It underlines the firm's status as a global market leader in HIV viral load testing and will help to ensure all people living with HIV can be linked to effective, high-quality treatment services wherever they reside.

For this project, the company will be teaming with UNAIDS, the joint UN programme on HIV/AIDS, as well as the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

Roland Diggelmann, chief operating officer of Roche Diagnostics, said: "We believe our commitment can truly make a difference to UNAIDS' goal for achieving control of the HIV/AIDS epidemic."

This comes after the firm introduced Cobas 6800 and 8800, two new molecular testing systems for blood and plasma donor screening, earlier this month.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801751427-ADNFCR

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