.. Chembio Diagnostics donates over 4,500 HIV check kits for this year’s 2009 Testing Millions Global Campaign Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. , a NY-based organization that develops, manufactures, marketplaces and licenses proprietary rapid diagnostic tests, is donating more than 4,500 rapid HIV test packages to the AIDS Health care Foundation’s 2009 Testing Thousands Global Campaign, based in Los Angeles, to commemorate World Helps Time 2009 on December 1st.Pascual received a $3.5 million grant from NIAMS. The existing grant is usually a renewal of the sooner one and builds on the successes which have occurred during the past five years. The BIIR Autoimmunity Middle of Excellence is among just a few such centers in the country. This designation is directed at outstanding research and scientific services that are awarded these grants. Related StoriesUnderstanding how schizophrenia impacts workings of the brainRheumatoid arthritis considerably increases threat of death because of cardiovascular causesDiscovery can offer clues to how some infections control expression of genetic materials This was an exceptionally competitive grant, and we are fortunate our proposal was renewed.