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Quidel To Partner With Global Lyme Alliance To Heighten Lyme Disease Awareness

With Lyme disease season in full-swing across the United States and as the public continues spending increasing time outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Quidel's recently formed Lyme Task Force Team—the only

Benzinga · 06/09/2022 09:02

With Lyme disease season in full-swing across the United States and as the public continues spending increasing time outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Quidel's recently formed Lyme Task Force Team—the only one of its kind—today announced a multitiered collaboration with Global Lyme Alliance to dramatically heighten public awareness to a health condition afflicting nearly half a million Americans each year.

Quidel is the nation's leading developer of the only rapid point-of-care diagnostic Lyme disease test. In recent years the company launched the critically acclaimed and award-winning LymeDiseaseAnswers.com website and Lyme Quick Takes online video series.

"The Global Lyme Alliance has been a passionate and important partner for Quidel in our fight against Lyme disease," said Judi Tilghman, Ph.D., vice president of technology assessment at Quidel. "Over the years they have helped fund the most urgent and promising research in the field while expanding education and awareness programs for the public and physicians. We're honored to have this collaborative partnership."

As part of its collaboration, Quidel will serve as sponsor for GLA's Lyme awareness month as well as a series of educational PACE-accredited webinars. These events provide new information on various Lyme topics in an open discussion format, all designed to bring awareness around the Lyme disease epidemic, with rapid ways to diagnose and treat it. In addition, Quidel will be a sponsor for the GLA Global Gala 2022, the organization's premier fundraising event to be held in October.