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The Forsyth Institute receives Grand Challenges tuberculosis biomarkers grant
Date:2/9/2012

re time-consuming, in some cases requiring up to six weeks to collect and examine samples. The test that Dr. Campos-Neto hopes to develop will overcome the challenges of existing tests and will accurately diagnose active TB.

The immediate goal of the project is to validate seven proteins of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (the agent of TB) as biomarkers of active disease. This work will be done in collaboration with Dr. David Duffy, Quanterix Corp, Cambridge, Mass., and Dr. Nira Pollock, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass.


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Forsyth Institute
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