by Ingeborg van Schayk
Malaria World, August 26, 2016
illumigene® Malaria, a novel, highly accurate test developed by Meridian Bioscience, has been awarded the coveted Journées Internationales de Biologie prize for Innovation in emergency treatment and point of care testing. The innovative new molecular test, which uses Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) technology to amplify DNA, is up to 80,000 times more sensitive at detecting the malaria parasite than conventional diagnostic tests. The award recognizes the potential of illumigene® Malaria to revolutionize malaria diagnostics and set a new gold standard; with results delivered in under one hour, no need for expert training or specialist laboratory conditions, nor refrigeration or heating of materials or any specialist training.