FDA has given Roche the authorization to do emergency tests for E-bola

December 29, 2014 4:37 PM

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According to the recent reports, U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given Roche the authorization to do emergency tests for E-bola. In a statement on Monday Roche Holding AG said that they have received permission form the U.S. drug authorities to do emergency E-bola test which could help the health authorities’ around the world to fight the current E-bola outbreak. According to their statement U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given them the permission to use their LightMix (R) Ebola Zaire rRT-PCR Test on –Ebola victims with early symptoms and people who are traveling from the countries where there is a case of E-Bola outbreak.

Currently there is an E-Bola outbreak in West Africa and different countries around the world have banned traveling to and fro from countries of that region. Chief operating Officer of Roche’s Diagnostics Division Roland Diggelman said, “The test would allow health-care professionals to quickly dete...

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