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Spotlight 75: Tuberculosis Diagnosis Kit for Developing Countries

FUJIFILM Corporation has signed a joint development contract with the Swiss non-profit organization FIND (Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics) for the development of a highly-sensitive rapid tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis kit. The kit uses an immunochromatography method which applies silver halide amplification technology. FIND is an organization dedicated to advancing the development and adoption of new diagnostic technologies for infectious diseases that are suited for developing countries. Under this contract, FIND will support Fujifilm in the development of a convenient, rapid, low-cost TB diagnosis kit with high diagnostic capability for developing countries. This partnership has been selected for a subsidy by the Global Health Initiative Technology (GHIT) Fund, a fund for the development of innovative new treatments, vaccines, and diagnostic agents in Japan, receiving approximately ¥216 million. The timeline of development is from April 2016 through October 2017, for one year and seven months. More: