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US Department of Homeland Security Awards US Genomics $16.2M

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (GenomeWeb News) - US Genomics has been awarded a $16.2-million, Phase II contract by the US Department of Homeland Security's Advanced Research Project Agency, the company said today.

 

USGenomics said it will use the 18-month contract to finish developing a prototype of its DNA mapping technology for detecting and identifying airborne pathogens.

 

The contract award follows the completion last month of an 18-month, $7.5 million Phase I contract from the US Department of Homeland Security.

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