Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Grants Highlight New Amplification, Sample Prep Methods | GenomeWeb

By Ben Butkus

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Grand Challenges Canada last week announced $31.5 million in new funding to support the development of point-of-care diagnostic technologies for the developing world.

Although the grants will support technology development in several areas, a significant number of the awards will focus on new innovations in the area of PCR, nucleic acid amplification, and sample prep.

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