NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Enigma Diagnostics said today that the RANGER Consortium, an international group of companies and research institutes, has received a €3 million ($4.3 million) award from the European Commission Framework 7 program to develop a portable, rapid PCR-based test to detect influenza infections and subtypes.

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