OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) announced today that it was awarded a $1
million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the
development of a diagnostic test to distinguish between latent
tuberculosis and active tuberculosis utilizing OPKO's proprietary
molecular diagnostics technology. Utilizing its proprietary technology,
OPKO is developing simple blood tests to identify biomarkers for a wide
variety of diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders and various
About OPKO Health, Inc.
We are a multi-national biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company that
seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large and rapidly
growing medical markets by leveraging our discovery, development and
commercialization expertise and our novel and proprietary technologies.
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diagnostic test that distinguishes between latent and active
tuberculosis and other simple blood tests that identify biomarkers for a
wide variety of diseases, as well as other non-historical statements
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