The Irish government, through its Industrial DevelopmentAgency, has invested $840,000 in Trinity Biotech plc through aprivate placement of restricted common stock, the Dublincompany announced. The government will invest $380,000immediately, with the balance to be invested in three partsover the next 18 months.

Trinity Biotech's (NASDAQ:HIVSY) diagnostics business isfocused on developing rapid, on-site saliva tests for HIV andother infectious diseases.

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