USAID And Cepheid Plan Collaboration To Accelerate Global Diagnosis Of Multidrug- Resistant Tuberculosis

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) representing the intention of the company, working with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to support the White House's National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. The National Action Plan identifies critical interventions to be taken by United States Government agencies and partners to reverse the worldwide spread of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB). The MOU is expected to be followed by a Collaborative Agreement between Cepheid and USAID setting out the details of this cooperation.