Veredus Laboratories’ Avian Flu Test on STMicroelectronics’ Lab-on-Chip enters Evaluation Trial at National University Hospital

March 26, 2007

Using STMicroelectronics’ In-Check™platform, Veredus’ test specifically identifies whether a patient is infected with the Avian Flu (H5N1) or a subtype of Influenza A or B in a single test, instead of requiring many tests, as needed currently. The single-test application will be a substantial breakthrough in enabling rapid identification of the infectious agent to limit the spread of the disease and speed patients’ treatment. The chip is also capable of detecting avian flu strains that have not crossed over to humans, providing a first line of detection.

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