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Inverness Forced To Release Pregnancy Test Technology

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Inverness Medical Innovations must clear a path for the introduction of a water-soluble dye technology for consumer pregnancy tests under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission

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