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HIV/AIDS – How Far We’ve Come

When one hears the name “Bill Gates” the first thought is most often that of a technology pioneer and philanthropist. Unarguably one of the most generous persons of this generation, his primary charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has been spearheading HIV/AIDS research and prevention since the early 2000s. Gates pledged in 20161 to further infuse his African economic project with an additional $5 billion. Though not the only charity involved in this fight, it’s hard to ignore the impact the foundation has had. As you would expect, the correlation between global activism to prevent, treat and research HIV/AIDS

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Quantification of HPV in Caski and HeLa cell lines by digital PCR

During this year’s Clinical Virology Symposium (CVS), our own Thomas Parks presented a poster entitled “Quantification of HPV in Caski and HeLa cell lines by a chip-based digital PCR”.  His poster was very well received with good discussion points by the CVS audience in Savannah, Georgia.  Session II of the program included the informative topic: ‘Molecular Tests for Diagnosis of Human Papillomaviruses Infections’, and HPV was the subject of many posters. Tom’s poster is attached for your reference. Posters were viewed in the combined Exhibit & Poster Hall and numerous enough to have presentations span three evenings. The receptions were

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Taking a Break From Labor

By – Randall Whitman, President, Advanced Biotechnologies Inc Another Labor Day Weekend is upon us.  I have to admit that for most of my life it has just been a holiday that marked the end of the summer.  Usually I don’t want to go anywhere for this holiday since, no matter if I choose to go west to the mountains, or east to the ocean, the traffic is horrific. This year I’m not going anywhere either. But I am definitely looking forward to not laboring on Labor Day.  It’s been a very busy year.  I’ve worked hard, and it’s good

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