DiaSorin Inc. to Provide Pre-vaccination Testing for Army Recruits.STILLWATER, Minn. -- DiaSorin Inc. of Stillwater, MN recently signed a five-year contract to provide pre-vaccination testing for three United States military bases This is a list of United States military bases. By Service
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Alabama Maxwell-Gunter AFB Mississippi Columbus AFB . The tests will be distributed by Cardinal Health, the leading provider of products and services supporting the health-care industry.
Approximately 54,000 new recruits are expected to come through Fort Sill, OK, Fort Leonard Wood Fort Leonard Wood, U.S. army post, 71,000 acres (28,700 hectares), S central Mo.; est. 1940. It is one of the largest basic-training centers in the United States and also provides training for army engineers. , MO and Fort Knox, KY in 2006. All new recruits will receive pre-vaccination tests for Hepatitis A Hepatitis A Definition
Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus, the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It varies in severity, running an acute course, generally starting within two to six weeks after contact with the virus, and lasting no , Hepatitis B Hepatitis B Definition
Hepatitis B is a potentially serious form of liver inflammation due to infection by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It occurs in both rapidly developing (acute) and long-lasting (chronic) forms, and is one of the most common chronic , Measles, Rubella rubella or German measles, acute infectious disease of children and young adults. It is caused by a filterable virus that is spread by droplet spray from the respiratory tract of an infected individual. , and VZV VZV Varicella-zoster virus, see there . Each recruit will be screened utilizing all five tests, resulting in more than 250,000 tests annually performed on DiaSorin's high-throughput ETI-MAX 3000(TM) microplate analyzer.
"We are pleased to join our partner, Cardinal Health in supporting our United States Military in this important health screening initiative. U.S. Army health care officials underwent a thorough selective process in entrusting DiaSorin with this project. This March we completed training of military laboratory technicians on the ETI-MAX 3000 System which will prepare them to run 1,350,000 tests in the next five years. We readily accept that commitment in providing our soldiers the world class quality clinical testing they deserve," said Stephen P. Gouze, President of DiaSorin Inc.
DiaSorin has a worldwide workforce of over 750 employees with corporate headquarters in Saluggia, Italy. U.S. operations, located in Stillwater, Minnesota, include research and development, sales, and manufacturing. DiaSorin develops and manufactures over 300 disease tests including infectious disease Infectious disease
A pathological condition spread among biological species. Infectious diseases, although varied in their effects, are always associated with viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, multicellular parasites and aberrant proteins known as prions. , blood virus, autoimmune, and bone and mineral metabolism assays world wide. Please visit our website at www.diasorin.com for additional information.
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