Organon Teknika of Dublin, Ireland, a subsidiary of the Dutch Akzo Nobel group of Oss, is collaborating with diagnostics developer Epitope of Beaverton, Ore., on the development and initial pre-production of Epitope¿s OraQuick oral fluid assay for rapid HIV diagnosis. The two companies also plan to negotiate a long-term manufacturing and supply agreement.

According to an Epitope statement, OraQuick is ¿a significant new platform technology, with potential application beyond HIV testing.¿ ¿ Cormac Sheridan