NEW YORK, Nov. 7 - EraGen Biosciences on Wednesday threw its hat into the anthrax-detecting ring by announcing that it has developed a test that can detect the bacterium more rapidly than currently available tests.

The test, which is based on the company’s AEGIS technology, may help physicians reduce the time to detect the Bacillus anthracis “from days to hours,” EraGen said in a statement.

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