About 10 days ago a few of us emailed the workshop organizers, virology education, and the NIH as we found the wording regarding sponsorship ambiguous. I asked who all sponsors were, and if Abbot was involved in any way. While I never received a response to my email, today I noticed that a new tab has been added to the workshop website: Sponsors. Abbott is now listed as one of the sponsors. http://www.virology-education.com/index.cfm/t/Sponsors/vid/1FFBC22D-DB9E-CAB3-1012C1F51C7D83C1 Abbott worked with Emory and the Cleveland Clinic to develop an XMRV detection method. http://retroconference.org/2010/Abstracts/39393.htm And I hope others can fill us in on how else Abbott fits into the world of ME/CFS and XMRV. Were they involved in the recent Spanish study that did not find XMRV?