NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Platypus Technologies has been awarded a $2.2 million federal contract from the US Department of Defense to further develop molecular sensing technology, the company said this week.

The one-year contract with the Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center in Maryland expands on work completed earlier this year by Platypus under a previous contract with Edgewood.

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