Oracle Diagnostics Inc. said it has entered into a five-yearmanufacturing agreement under which DiagnosticBiotechnology Ltd. of Singapore will produce OraScreen HIVRapid Test Kits for Oracle.

The kits test for presence of HIV-1 antibodies in saliva. Thecompany said it is targeting niche markets not covered byblood-based HIV tests.

The Foster City, Calif., company, founded last October, licensedexclusive rights to the "dipstick" saliva-based technology fromthe University of Florida, Gainesville.

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