NEW YORK, April 2 (GenomeWeb News) - The US Department of Homeland Security announced yesterday that it will provide $48 million over 18 months to 14 contractors - among them US Genomics and Ionian Technologies - to create indoor and outdoor pathogen monitoring systems designed to guard against bioterrorist attacks. 


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