Chembio Diagnostics (CEMI +0.2%) bucks a weak tape after saying it won a $750K cooperative...

|About: Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. (CEMI)|By:, SA News Editor

Chembio Diagnostics (CEMI +0.2%) bucks a weak tape after saying it won a $750K cooperative research agreement with a US government agency to develop rapid point-of-carediagnostic tests for five infectious diseases associated with febrile illness and to multiplex them into one assay. The eight-month project also hopes to optimize the test for use with a mobile reader that incorporates cell phone technology to enable the results to be recorded, transmitted and monitored remotely via a cloud system, in real-time.