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North Carolina: Duke to House HIV Vaccine Testing

November 24, 2010

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a seven-year, $52.8 million grant to support the creation of the External Quality Assurance Oversight Laboratory at Duke University Medical Center. The lab will develop, implement, and lead oversight of quality assurance laboratories involved in HIV/AIDS research and vaccine trials around the world. At present, labs around the world perform tests for HIV studies; experts believe having a single laboratory providing oversight will improve the reliability of findings. Thomas Denny, who will lead the new lab, said, "Patients, physicians, and researchers all need to feel confident that a test on a blood sample performed in New York will yield the same results as the same test performed in London or South Africa, as an example. Today, you might not find that."

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Adapted from:
News and Observer (Raleigh NC)
11.17.2010




This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 

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