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    Rapid test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia to be developed by University of Birmingham spinout

    University of Birmingham spinout Linear Diagnostics Ltd is to develop a rapid test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea that can detect infection from a single sample, allowing diagnosis and treatment in a single patient visit.

    Globally, more than 1 million STIs are contracted every day.1 The latest UK figures show a 5% increase in diagnoses between 2017 and 2018, due to a large increase in the number of diagnoses for gonorrhoea (26%; from 44,812 to 56,259) and chlamydia (6%; from 205,365 to 218,095).2

    Rapid and appropriate antibiotic treatment is essential for both infections...Read more >

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