Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Biolog Gets Grant to Develop Bioterror Agent Detection Tools

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (GenomeWeb News) - Biolog said today that it has received a $2.28 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop bacterial identification tools using its Phenotype MicroArray cellular assay technology.

The tools, said the Hayward, Calif.-based company, will allow microbiology labs to detect and identify a variety of bacterias, including ones that could be used for bioterrorism.

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.