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Integrated Nano-Technologies Wins $500,000 NSF SBIR Grant for DNA Detection Tech

NEW YORK, March 29 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Science Foundation has awarded Integrated Nano-Technologies a two-year, $500,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to further develop its DNA detection technology for biological agent detection, INT said today.

 

The grant is build out INT's BioDetect platform, a portable system that integrates DNA and microelectronics to detect the presence of biological agents such as SARS, anthrax, and smallpox in as little as 20 minutes, INT said.

The Scan

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