Test to Instantaneous Detection of Tuberculosis in Haiti

Caribbean Biotechnologies Inc. (CBT), a Puerto Rican company has been given approval by the Haitian Ministry of Health to conduct clinical studies to test its new technology for the instantaneous detection of Tuberculosis in Haitian patients.

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As per the company's claim, it uses a revolutionary technique, a patented method of optical detection, which instantly detects some of the airborne transmitted diseases like TB. The CBT will conduct its study from the fall 2015 in partnership with International Child Care's Grace Children's Hospital. As per USAID report, Haiti has the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the Americas. It is the country's greatest infectious cause of mortality in both youth and adults (6,814 deaths in 2007). However, it is estimated that nearly 40% of people with TB disease remain undiagnosed.

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