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World Health Organization & UNICEF Confirm High Demand for Zika Solutions in Co-Diagnostics Targeted Markets

Sales of Logix Smart™ Zika Test to be facilitated by recently-obtained CE mark

NEW YORK CITY, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 23, 2018 / The need to identify and protect against Zika transmission and potential future epidemics not only still exists, but should addressed in a sustained, persistent manner among communities experiencing the virus, according to representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO). The regions threatened by Zika represent primary areas of focus for Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (CODX), a molecular diagnostics company with a unique, proprietary platform for the development of molecular diagnostic tests, who recently received the CE-marking approval for its Logix Smart™ Zika Test in anticipation offering an affordable diagnostic solution to meet this demand.

Although public awareness of Zika may have waned since the time that it comprised a regular component of the global news cycle, the threat it poses has not abated, with the WHO raising the priority for R&D investments for Zika in their 2018 annual review of diseases.

Furthermore, spiraling demand for Zika virus testing also stems from government-led preparedness programs and support from international organizations including UNICEF. Stockpiling and emergency preparedness initiatives are now focusing on endemic regions as well as immunologically naïve population subsets in the Asian and African markets, which hold high threat of future outbreaks.

The Zika diagnostics market is estimated to be worth close to $.5 Billion over the next five years, and Co-Diagnostics expects that their technology and product will help to meet the demand by providing a more affordable Zika diagnostic solution.

Some of the major players within the Zika virus testing market that Co-Diagnostics could disrupt include

  • Abbott Laboratories (ABT)
  • Chembio Diagnostic Systems Inc (CHEMI)
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. (ROG)
  • Fast Track Diagnostics Ltd (SHL)
  • Luminex Corporation (LMNX)
  • Quest Diagnostics (DGX)

The Logix Smart Zika Test is built using Co-Diagnostics’ patented CoPrimer™ technology, which has been shown to enhance the output of molecular diagnostic tests by dramatically minimizing false positive test results.

Laboratories, hospitals, and institutions interested in learning more about this CE-marked IVD for Zika virus can contact the company at: info@codiagnostics.com.

About Co-Diagnostics, Inc.:

Co-Diagnostics, Inc., a Utah corporation, is a molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures and markets a new, state-of-the-art diagnostics technology. The Company’s technology is utilized for tests that are designed using the detection and/or analysis of nucleic acid molecules (DNA or RNA). The Company also uses its proprietary technology to design specific tests to locate genetic markers for use in industries other than infectious disease and license the use of those tests to specific customers.

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SOURCE: Co-Diagnostics, Inc.