Broomfield Firm’s Ebola Test Receives World Health Organization Approval

A Liberian Red Cross burial team carries a body for a 'safe burial' after collecting it from a home in the West Point township on January 29, 2015 in Monrovia, Liberia.

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A Liberian Red Cross burial team carries a body for a ‘safe burial’ after collecting it from a home in the West Point township on January 29, 2015 in Monrovia, Liberia.

The World Health Organization has just given approval to what could potentially be a game-changer in fighting the Ebola epidemic that has killed nearly 10,000 people in West Africa: A rapid test that can determine in just 15 minutes if a person is infected.

The test was developed by Broomfield-based Corgenix, which last summer received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further development of what was then considered just a prototype.

Rocky Mountain PBS reported on Corgenix’ groundbreaking work last spring, including an interview with CEO Douglass Simpson. Click here to see the report: (starting at 5’30”)

http://video.rmpbs.org/video/2365310104/

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