ViroStat in Race for a Better Zika Virus Test

ViroStat inc. of Westbrook is in a race with at least one other company to develop an antibody that could be used in diagnostic tests kits detecting the Zika virus, Portland Press Herald reports. Unlike current tests that take weeks to process, the new tests would give patients quick results, potentially within 20 minutes. “It’s a race to be first and a race to see who has the best-quality test,” said Douglas McAllister, the company’s founder and president. Read full story

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