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SAIC/EAI to Deploy CombiMatrix s Influenza Screening Systems in Field Study

NEW YORK, May 17 (GenomeWeb News) - EAI, a subsidiary of Science Applications International Corporation, has agreed to collaborate with CombiMatrix for field deployment of its array-based influenza screening technology, CMBX said today.


CombiMatrix's technology screens for strains of Influenza A, including the HN51 bird flu strain.


Funding for this program will be provided by the Center for Innovative Technology/Institute for Defense and Homeland Security through its Partnership Intermediary Agreement with the Department of Defense, CMBX said.


Additional partners in this project include the San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station of the US Geological Survey/Western Ecological Research Center and the Prince William Sound Science Center of Cordova, AK.


"This collaboration with EAI gets our technology into the field and into the hands of people and groups standing watch on US soil," said CMBX's CEO Amit Kumar.


Joe Dudley, chief scientist at EAI, that that he believes the "approach, combined with EAI's mobile-laboratory products and expertise, will provide a very powerful tool for monitoring and preparedness in the event of a pandemic."


Financial details were discussed.

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