Portland bioscience company receives $200K

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sedia Biosciences Corp. received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid HIV test to use in developing countries.

Sedia’s rapid HIV test can be done in as little as 20 minutes from less than a single drop of blood. It would enable epidemiologists to estimate HIV incidence rates in the field without relying on lab-based tests, the company said in a news release.

"The Centers for Disease Control understands that a lot of countries don't have access to labs. They don't have the infrastructure; that's particularly true in Africa and parts of Asia," said Dr. Ronald Mink, Sedia's president and chief science officer.

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