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Zyomyx Point-of-Care CD4 Test Selected by CD4 Initiative to Help Treat HIV/AIDS Patients in Developing Countries
Date:11/17/2009

CD4 test compared favorably with those generated using the flow cytometry method.

"We are very pleased to confirm that the Zyomyx prototype not only meets the original specifications of the Initiative, but has in fact exceeded them," said Dr. Steven Reid, Project Manager of the CD4 Initiative from the Division of Medicine at Imperial College London. "While the original specification called for a simple cutoff test to determine whether to begin treatment, the Zyomyx approach will go much further by delivering a truly quantitative test which allows for both therapeutic monitoring as well as treatment decisions."

"There has been a lot of progress increasing access to life-saving HIV drugs in the developing world, but the lack of access to essential diagnostics like a CD4 test is a major barrier to providing the best possible care," said Dr. Hans-Georg Batz, Director and co-Founder of the CD4 Initiative. "Zyomyx's new test will have a huge impact for people living with HIV across the world. We are impressed by the innovation and fast pace of product development at Zyomyx, and we look forward to working with Zyomyx to finalize development and assist in getting their point-of-care tests into the hands of healthcare workers."

"As innovators in the field of bioanalysis platforms, Zyomyx set out to develop a point-of-care CD4 test that would arm healthcare workers with a key tool in managing patients in need of antiretroviral therapy. I commend our team for their hard work over the past few years, and also thank the members of the CD4 Initiative for supporting this important project and acknowledging and validating the Zyomyx approach," said Dr. Peter Wagner, President and CEO of Zyomyx, Inc. "Now that we have achieved this significant milestone, we are actively engaging with select global sales and distribution partners who can help us take the Zyomyx test to market. This includes additional cell count applications in diagnostics and li
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