NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $11.4 million to Cepheid, Nanogen, and two other companies developing “quick” and “accurate” field-deployable tests to diagnose H5N1 avian flu and other influenza viruses, the CDC said yesterday.
 
The CDC said it intends to work with the US Food and Drug Administration to help tests developed from the program to receive FDA clearance and be ready for commercialization “within two to three years.”
 

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