Venkateswara Hatcheries to launch affordable HIV test in November

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Pune, Sep 28 (UNI) Venkateswara Hatcheries Pvt Ltd (VHPL), the flagship company of the V H Group, is all set to launch the much- awaited three minutes test for HIV patients in the first week of November through their own distribution network, which will be imported from M/s MedMira Inc, Canada.

Speaking about the launch, V H Group chairperson Anuradha Desai said ''The company's foray into pharma and diagnostics was on the cards for a long time and this has given us the right platform to address the medical fraternity with a product which is very much required at this point of time and it is going to be economically priced for the masses.'' MedMira is a leading developer and manufacturer of flow-through rapid diagnostics. The company's tests provide hospitals, labs, clinics and individuals around the world with reliable, rapid diagnosis for diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C in just three minutes. The diagnostic tests are very simple which do not require a reader or an expert to perform. It can be done by anybody and the results can be obtained in just three minutes.

MedMira's rapid HIV test is the only one in the world to achieve regulatory approvals by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) apart from Canada, China and the European Union.

The DCI has granted license for marketing the biosensor-based diagnostic kit in India. The tests are sold under the brands of Reveal, MiraWell, MiraCare and Multiplo in global markets, a company release said here.


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