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Nanosphere Wins Biowarfare Contract From Federal Govt

BOSTON, Oct. 3-Nanosphere said today that it had secured a multi-million dollar development contract with the federal government to develop a system capable of detecting biological warfare agents.

 

This month, Nanosphere will begin building a system that can screen water samples to detect nucleic acids from biowarfare toxins.

 

The U.S. Government Technical Support Working Group issued the contract. Nanosphere did not reveal its dollar amount.

 

Nanosphere, based in Northbrook, Ill., is developing molecular diagnostic products.  

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