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Daktari Accepted into WHO Prequalification of Diagnostics Programme
Date:7/18/2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daktari Diagnostics is pleased to announce the acceptance of the Daktari CD4 Instrument into the Prequalification of Diagnostics Programme within the World Health Organization (WHO). The Daktari CD4 is a portable and wirelessly connected point-of-care diagnostic platform that can deliver a patient's CD4 cell count in less than 15 minutes, all from a single drop of blood.

The Daktari CD4 is geared toward resource-limited settings and is the first of Daktari's point-of-care technologies to enter the commercialization phase.

Facilitated through the Diagnostics and Laboratory Technology Team (DLT) within the department of Essential Health Technologies (EHT), the goal of the WHO Prequalification of Diagnostics program is to encourage and simplify access to safe, inexpensive, and high quality diagnostic devices intended to address the most pressing global diseases. As part of the WHO Prequalification of Diagnostics Programme, the Daktari CD4 will undergo extensive and thorough evaluation in hopes of receiving prequalification status of diagnostics. If approved, the Daktari CD4 will be eligible for procurement in United Nations' tenders.

"We are thrilled that the Daktari CD4 has been accepted into the WHO Prequalification of Diagnostics Programme," said Betsy Wonderly, Daktari's Global Product Manager. "Our team has been working incredibly hard day in and day out to bring the Daktari CD4 to those who need it the most, and being a part of the Prequalification of Diagnostics Programme is a big step forward in achieving that goal."

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