BD, FIND collaborate to develop low-cost TB screening test

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (Franklin Lakes, NJ) and FIND (Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics) (Geneva, Switzerland) will partner on a feasibility project that will evaluate the potential use of a low-cost, image-based TB screening platform currently in development. The platform provides semi-quantitative automated results that improve accuracy. According to a release, the platform is intended to streamline the detection process and detect more TB cases as compared to conventional microscopy and centralized laboratory molecular diagnostic testing methods. BD and FIND also announced a collaboration to complete a pricing agreement to provide access to laboratory-use only reagents which may be evaluated for potential use by TB laboratories.


Teleflex to consolidate NC operations to new facility in Morrisville

Teleflex Inc (Limerick, PA) plans to move its subsidiary operations in Durham County, North Carolina into a new building in Morrisville and add 75 jobs. The company will move into a new, six-story building in Perimeter Park currently under construction. Construction is expected to be complete in September 2014. Teleflex currently employs 442 people in two different buildings in Durham. A spokesperson said the planned move will allow it to consolidate all of the workers into one location, and create room for growth.


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