C-M Nathanson

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BACKGROUND The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases recently launched a Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain bank (TDR-TB Strain Bank). OBJECTIVE To describe the TDR-TB Strain Bank, the characterisation of strains, bank management and the procedure for releasing materials. RESULTS The TDR-TB Strain Bank consists of 229 clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases established a specimen bank in 1999 to support the development and evaluation of new tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic tools. OBJECTIVE To provide a narrative of the bank's development and discuss lessons learned, the bank's limitations and potential future applications. RESULTS(More)
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