Cloud Tech Aids HIV Drug Resistance Testing

Monday, July 25, 2016

Source: ItWeb

Local scientists have developed a technological innovation, underpinned by cloud computing, which will assist in testing for HIV drug resistance in SA.

Professor Simon Travers and his team of researchers based at the South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) have launched the Exatype platform, which runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Exatype will improve clinicians' ability to diagnose HIV drug resistance in patients and provide them with a correct course of treatment, by analysing data from multiple patients securely and simultaneously.

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