MedMira's HIV Test Receives First EU Order
January 24, 2006
Canada-based MedMira recently said its distributor in Spain had ordered 400,000 of its MiraCare rapid-result HIV tests. This is the first major shipment of the tests to Europe. The distributor will focus first on pharmacies, hospitals and laboratories, MedMira said, calling the test "an important diagnostic tool in combating Europe's growing HIV epidemic." The MiraCare test delivers results in about three minutes; MedMira said it will be the fastest HIV test available in Europe. MiraCare will be sold in all 25 member countries of the European Union. The test was launched in 2005 in Hong Kong and Macao.
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