Global Fund, Stop TB Partnership and USAID Announce New Collaboration with Danaher to Reduce Price and Increase Access to Cepheid’s TB Test

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) announced today a new collaboration with Danaher Corporation (Danaher), a global science and technology innovator who will provide Cepheid’s Xpert® MTB/RIF Ultra diagnostic test cartridges for tuberculosis (TB) at the price of US$7.97, a 20% reduction from the current price of US$9.98. Danaher has committed to providing these test cartridges at its own cost and states that it will earn no profit from these sales. The agreement between Global Fund and Cepheid also covers improved service and maintenance arrangements and is expected to expand access to millions more high-quality TB tests for people living in low- and middle-income countries where the demand is most pressing.